April 2, 2004

James Alonzo Hammett

Veteran

Mr. James Alonzo Hammett, age 75, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, after a lengthy battle with Parkinson and dementia.

He was a devoted husband, father, and friend, and was loved and respected by everyone. Mr. Hammett was born and raised in Morrow, Ga. He was a member of Morrow First Baptist, where he served as both a Sunday school teacher and a deacon. He served in the Korean War. Mr. Hammett worked for 20 years as a chemist and then as a general building superintendent before retiring from Clayton County as a building code inspector.

Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. today, Friday, April 2, with the body to lie in state at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Morrow. Interment will follow in Jonesboro City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Patricia; sons and daughters-in-law, Brad and Sherry Hammett of Jonesboro and Greg and Carol Hammett of Brooks; daughters and sons-in-law, Terrie and Lang Thomas of Roswell and Sherri and Brian Hannon of Lilburn; grandchildren, Ashley, Chrissy, Jeffrey, Lindsay, Cally, Haley, Michael, Kaylee and Elijah.

Southside Chapel Funeral Home, Morrow is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2828.