OBITUARY

Samuel "Sonny" Whitsett Coney Hamlett

February 18, 1953March 12, 2019
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Samuel "Sonny" Hamlett, age 65, of Columbus, Georgia, passed away March 12, 2019. A Visitation of Family and Friends will be on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Striffler-Hamby in Columbus Georgia. Funeral Services will be held March 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM in Edgewood Hall of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 4071 Macon Road, Columbus, Georgia 31907.

Sonny was born in Columbus, Georgia on February 18, 1953. He graduated from Columbus High School and received a BS from Georgia Tech, at which he was a member of the Chi Pi fraternity. He married Sue Ellen Pickenpaugh, of St. Clairsville, OH, on December 15, 1973. He owned and operated the United Oil Company; a family business located on 13th Street, until his retirement. He was an active member of both the Historic District Preservation Society and Rotary Club.

Intelligent, artistic, and athletic, he was passionate about travel and photography, skiing and tennis, fine dining and wines. He loved both Georgia Tech football and Atlanta Braves baseball.

He is survived by daughter Christy Cook, son-in-law Brian Cook; grandchildren, Max and Eloise Cook, as well as brothers, Courtlen Hamlett and Mike Coney. He was pre-deceased by his parents and his beloved wife, Susi.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the charity of your choice. To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit our website at www.shcolumbus.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Samuel Coney, Father
  • Frances Reeves Hamlett, Mother
  • Sue Ellen "Susi" Pickenpaugh Hamlett, Wife
  • Christy Cook, Daughter
  • Brian Cook, Son-in-law
  • Eloise Cook, Grandchild
  • Max Cook, Grandchild
  • Courtlen Hamlett, Brother
  • Mike Coney, Brother
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Courtlen Hamlett
  • Bill Feighner
  • Lee Hyde
  • Randy Herrin
  • Garry Pound
  • Lucius Morton
  • Bert Morales
  • Brian Cook

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 14, 2019
  • A Celebration of Sonny's Life Friday, March 15, 2019
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Samuel "Sonny" Whitsett Coney Hamlett

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Frank Reames

March 15, 2019

Christy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I loved Sonny, too. May God’s blessings and grace be with you in the weeks and months to come.

Frank Reames

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