Whitesburg KY

Carl Hammonds buried in Ohio



Former Letcher County resident Carl Hammonds, 70, died July 19 at Akron General Hospital in Akron, Ohio.

A son of the late Odell and Pearl Hammonds, he attended Whitesburg Grade School, and grew up on Hurricane Branch in Sandlick.

He was a brother of the late Jim Hammonds, Billy Ray Hammonds, Bobby Joe Hammonds and Odell Hammonds Jr.

Hammonds served in the U.S. Marine Corps, was retired from Garlando Wholesale Produce, and worked with the Toys for Tots Program.

Surviving are his wife, Rita Hammonds of Akron, Ohio; a son, Steve Hammonds of Akron, Ohio; a daughter, Shelia Hammonds of Akron, Ohio; a brother, Charles Hammonds and wife Audrey of North Vernon, Ind.; four sisters, Beatrice Allen of Rockledge, Fla., Macile Kuracka and husband Andrew of Slidell, La., Anita Branham and husband Donnie of Winchester, and Margaret Hammonds of Whitesburg.

Funeral services were held July 23 in Akron, Ohio. Burial was in the Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio.

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