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Mr. Joseph L. Hamby

Mr. Joseph L. Hamby, 91, of Hogansville, died Monday, July 1, 2013, at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, of injuries received in an automobile accident.

Mr. Hamby was born Dec. 5, 1921, in Tallassee, Ala., son of the late Edward and Elizabeth Moore Hamby. A veteran of service in the U. S. Navy during World War II, he lived in Riverdale from 1956 until making his home in Hogansville in 1984, and retired from Delta Airlines after 28 years of service as a sheet metal mechanic. He attended Welcome All Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Betty Jo Hamby of Hogansville; sons Joseph L. Hamby Jr. and his wife, Betty of Houston, Texas, and Ken Hamby and his wife, Beverlie of Belen, N.M., Cary Hamby and his wife, Lana of Stockbridge; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 6, at Grace Covenant Worship Center in Hogansville. The Rev. Joseph L. Hamby Jr. will officiate and interment will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday. Condolences may be expressed at www.mckibbenfuneralhome.com