Lenore Hammack Lay

February 19, 1919March 2, 2018

A beautiful Godly woman who was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother best describes Lenore Hammack Lay who went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, March 2, 2018.

Lenore was born in Ransom County, ND on February 19, 1919 to the late Lane and Ellen (Forsberg) Hammack. For 85 years she was very active in her church, Christ’s Lutheran and was the oldest living member. She enjoyed being a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Woodman of the World. Her hobbies included sewing, traveling and playing bingo, but more than anything she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also adored her teacup Poodle, Nikki. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Left to cherish her memory are her three children, Charles Lay and his wife, Debbie of Gastonia, NC, Ronnie Lay and his wife, Phyllis of Stanley, NC and Karen Lay Hance and her husband, Tony of Stanley, NC; six grandchildren, Charles Patrick Lay and wife, Rachelle, Brett Lay and wife, Crystal, Jeff Lay, Andrew Lay, Ryan Hance and Zack Hance; ten great-grandchildren.

Lenore was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Nesbitt Lay, sister, Sylvia Maynard and brother, Charles Hammack.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, March 5, 2018 at Christ’s Lutheran Church in Stanley. Reverend Wesley Frye will preside. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery in Mount Holly, NC.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Christ’s Lutheran Church, 203 S. Main Street, Stanley, NC 28164.

Online condolences and fond memories may be shared with the family at

Carothers Funeral Home, Stanley is honored to serve the Lay family.


  • Charles Patrick Lay
  • Brett Lay
  • Andrew Lay
  • Jeff Lay
  • Ryan Hance
  • Zack Hance

  • Christ's Lutheran Church


  • Receiving of Friends Monday, March 5, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Monday, March 5, 2018
  • Committal Service Monday, March 5, 2018

Lenore Hammack Lay

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Vickie Hoke

March 6, 2018

Randy and I send prayers to your family.

Debbie,Charles Calvin Ko-Ko LAY

March 5, 2018

Mom Lay, she was a fantastic mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Mom would do anything for her family she loved us all dearly. Charlie and I were thankful that we had her living with us for seven years. We learned alot about her growing up when we ate dinner every night, she would tell us stories. She was an amazing women. We will miss her dearly!!!!! We will miss you Mom We Love you Debbie, Charles Calvin (as that is what you called him all the time) and Ko-Ko