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Cleo Hammond

February 11, 1930 ~ November 3, 2018 (age 88)

Cleo Hammond, age 88, of Lawrenceburg, TN passed away Saturday, November 03, 2018 at Southern TN Regional Health System in Lawrenceburg, TN.  He was a native of Powell, AL, who honorably served his country in the United States military for 21 years, 6 years of which were in the Navy, and 15 years in the Air Force where he retired as a Master Sergeant, and retired teacher from the Lawrence County School System.  Mr. Hammond was a member of  the Tennessee Education Association, Retired Teachers Association, The Retired Enlisted Association, and Mars Hill United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Letha Ridgeway Hammond; his second wife, Dorothy Blackman Hammond Beck; his third wife, Rilla Smith Hammond; daughter, Denise Hammond; and two brothers, Otto Hammond and Ozzo Hammond.

He is survived by 

One Son - 
Gary Hammond (Melanie), Lawrenceburg, TN

One Daughter - 
Deborah Edge (Randy), Lawrenceburg, TN

Two Grandchildren - 
Lea Hammond
Natalia Hammond

Two Step-Grandchildren - 
Rebecca Cheatwood (Jeremy)
Brooke Shiftlet (Chad)

Three Step-Great-Grandchildren - 
Emily Cheatwood
Tayton Davis
Jenson Shiftlet

Three Brothers -
Leo Hammond
Roy Hammond
Bobby Hammond

Two Sisters -
Joyce Bowery
Betty Eighner

First Wife -
Frances Kincaid Hammond, Lawrenceburg, TN

Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Saturday, November 10, 2018, with Billy Beal officiating.  Interment will follow at Lawrence County Memorial Gardens in Lawrenceburg, TN.  Family suggests memorials be made to the America Red Cross. 

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