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Cleo Hammond

Cleo Hammond

Cleo Hammond, age 88, of Lawrenceburg, TN passed away Saturday, November 03, 2018 at Southern TN Regional Health System in Lawrenceburg.

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; one daughter: Deborah Edge (Randy), Lawrenceburg; two grandchildren: Lea Hammond and Natalia Hammond; two step-grandchildren: Rebecca Cheatwood (Jeremy) and Brooke Shiftlet (Chad); three step-great grandchildren: Emily Cheatwood, Tayton Davis, Jenson Shiftlet; three brothers: Leo Hammond, Roy Hammond and Bobby Hammond; two sisters: Joyce Bowery and Betty Eighner; first wife: Frances Kincaid Hammond, Lawrenceburg.

Funeral services for Cleo Hammond were conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018, with Billy Beal officiating. Interment followed at Lawrence County Memorial Gardens in Lawrenceburg, TN. Family suggests memorials be made to the America Red Cross.  Condolences may be sent by way of our website at

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