STAPLETON, Ga. - Mrs. Ophelia Newsome Hammett, 79, widow of Mr. Frank Hammett, died Thursday, June 22, 2006, at the residence of her daughter in Stapleton.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday June 25, 2006 in the Curtis Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Mike Sutphin officiating. Burial followed in the Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Billy Sturkey, Roy Parkerson, Wells McCorkle, Wayne Scraber, Mike Huff, Daniel Schaeffer and Robbie Meadows.
Mrs. Hammett was a native of Edgehill, Glascock County, a daughter of the late Amy and Hubert Newsome, she moved to McDuffie County in the early 1950's, and worked for Thomson Company for 48 years. She was an avid member of Hill Baptist - where her father in-law, Charlie D. Hammett, was founder - until health problems prevented her attendance.
She is survived by one daughter, Betty Huff of Stapleton; three brothers, Dean Newsome, of California, Lonnie Newsome and William Newsome both of Florida; one sister, Brenda Lett, of Ohio; four grandchildren, Lynn Rabun, Christina Hicks, David Michael Cowart, and Evie Moon; nine great grandchildren, lots of nieces and nephews.
Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.