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William Hammond

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- William D. Hammond, 91, passed away Saturday evening, March 29, 2008, at the Nursing Center at Oak Summit. Mr. Hammond was born Feb. 23, 1917, in Heath Springs, S.C., to Ernest W. and Elizabeth Mackey Hammond.

His family moved to Clover, S.C. in 1932. He was a graduate of Clover High School and veteran of World War II, serving in England with the Eighth Air Force. Mr. Hammond was a member of First Baptist Church, Clover. He was a merchant and farmer. He owned Hammond Grocery and Clover Food Center.

He was predeceased by his wife, Rachel Windell Hammond in 1999. He is survived by two sons, Daniel Hammond and his wife, Claire, of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Kent Hammond and his special friend, Jeannie Gorman, of Easley, S.C.; three grandchildren, Joseph Hammond and fiancé, Normalinda Gonzalez of New York City, Patrick Hammond of New York City and Jane Hammond of Winston-Salem, N.C.; his nephew, Ron Wallace and wife, Dianne Wallace, of Clover, S.C.; along with many other loving nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, Winston-Salem, N.C., with the Rev. Brian Cook officiating. A graveside service will be held at Woodside Cemetery, Clover, S.C., at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to First Baptist Church, 117 South Main St., Clover, SC 29710 or St. Francis Springs Prayer Center, 477 Grogan Road, Stoneville, NC 27048. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com (Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel).

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