Ann Rushing Hammett
Ann Rushing Hammet, age 89, of Knoxville, TN passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 following a brief illness.
Ann was born January 23, 1930 in Ethridge, TN to Lawrence and Bamah Rushing. She graduated from Summertown High School where she enjoyed playing basketball and softball.
Ann married Max Hammett in 1950. They lived in Bangor, Maine while Max was stationed in Newfoundland through the Air Force. They lived briefly in Memphis, then moved to Knoxville where they spent their remaining years.
Ann was a caring mother, devoted wife and friend to many people she met through her work at Cedar Bluff School in Knox County School System, from which she retired. She spent much time with her friends at Lonsdale Baptist Church, and many years at the ballparks with her sons. She enjoyed different kinds of music, trips to the beach with her family, working difficult puzzles, cooking for everyone, and caring for her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years: Max Hammett; and brother: Jim Rushing of Ethridge, TN.
Ann is survived by sons: Sam (Lisa) Lenoir City, Bob (Tammy) Knoxville; grandchildren: Sasha Hammett, Matt (Hanna) Hammett and Jeremy Hammett; brothers: Charles (Joanne) Rushing of Dearborn, MI, Billy (Debra) Rushing of Anniston, AL; sister: Jean Grinnell of Charlotte, NC; sister-in-law: Irene Hammett of Knoxville; many nieces and nephews and other extended family and friends.
A Celebration of Life for Ann Rushing Hammett was held in Knoxville on Friday, April 12, 2019. Berry Highland Memorial was in charge of all arrangements. Condolences may be sent by way of: www.berryhighlandmemorial.com.