OBITUARY

Ruth Hammett

October 1, 1934May 5, 2019
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Mrs. Ruth Ann Hammett 84 of LaGrange, GA, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Wellstar West Georgia Hospice. She was a lifelong resident of Troup County. Mrs. Hammett was born October 1, 1934 to the late Herman and Lula Akery. She was also preceded in death by one of her twin daughters, Wanda Safley formerly of Greenville SC. Mrs. Hammett was very active in VFW Post 4629 Auxiliary where she served as President for 20 years. She enjoyed selling Bingo tickets and many other opportunities to serve the Post. Mrs. Hammett also enjoyed golfing, was a volunteer at Callaway Gardens and even enjoyed a little gambling. She was also employed by The LaGrange Daily News where worked getting the classified ads ready to print. Survivors include her daughter Sanda “Sandy” (Curt) Kollar; two Grandsons Raymond (Shannon) Alexander of LaGrange GA and Eugene “Bubba” (Linda) Barentine of Greenville, SC; her sister Winnie Kenyon of Heard County, 3 great-grandchildren as well as many other extended family. The Gathering of Family and Friends will be Wednesday, May 8, 2019 between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM with the Celebration of Life at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow at Meadoway Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Florence Hand Home, 200 Medical Drive, LaGrange, Ga 30240. Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com. Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706)-884-8636.

  • FAMILY

  • Lula Akery, Mother
  • Herman Akery, Father
  • Sanda Kollar, Daughter
  • Curt Kollar, Son-in-law
  • Wanda Safley, Daughter
  • Raymond Alexander, Grandson
  • Shannon Alexander, Spouse
  • Eugene "Bubba" Barentine, Grandson
  • Linda Barentine, Spouse
  • Winnie Kenyon, Sister
  • She is also survived by three Great-Grandchildren
  • DONATIONS

  • Florence Hand Home

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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Julie Burhenn

May 7, 2019

Curt and Sandy - I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Julie Burhenn

Loraine Crenshaw

May 7, 2019

Please accept my deepest condolences. Sincerely, Loraine Crenshaw (Wellstar West Georgia Hospice)

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Biography

Mrs. Ruth Ann Hammett 84 of LaGrange, GA, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Wellstar West Georgia Hospice. She was a lifelong resident of Troup County.
Mrs. Hammett was born October 1, 1934 to the late Herman and Lula Akery. She was also preceded in death by one of her twin daughters, Wanda Saflet formerly of Greenville SC. Mrs. Hammett was very active in VFW Post 4629 Auxiliary where she served as President for 20 years. She enjoyed selling Bingo tickets and many other opportunities to serve the Post. Mrs. Hammett also enjoyed golfing, was a volunteer at Callaway Gardens and even enjoyed a little gambling. She was also employed by The LaGrange Daily News where worked getting the classified ads ready to print.
Survivors include her daughter Sanda “Sandy” (Curt) Kollar; two Grandsons Raymond (Shannon) Alexander of LaGrange GA and Eugene “Bubba” (Linda) Barentine of Greenville, SC; her sister Winnie Kenyon of Heard County, 3 great-grandchildren as well as many other extended family.
The Gathering of Family and Friends will be Wednesday, May 8, 2019 between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM with the Celebration of Life at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow at Meadoway Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Florence Hand Home, 200 Medical Drive, LaGrange, Ga 30240.
Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.
Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706)-884-8636.