February 4, 2008

Frances L. Hammett

Do you Hobe Sounders remember Miss Hammett policing the school cafeteria???

Frances Louyine Hammett

Family-Placed Obituary

FRANCES LOUYINE HAMMETT Miss Hammett of Charlotte and Hobe Sound, Florida went to live with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on January 29, 2008. Miss Hammett was born in Pell City, Alabama to the late Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hammett on February 22, 1921. Frances was a registered nurse graduating from Hillman Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama and extending her education at Indiana Wesleyan University and Vanderbilt University. During World War II she was a Red Cross Nurse assigned to a unit in Virginia. Frances was an educator and leader in the nursing field. She began as Director of Nursing at the University Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, moved to Anniston Memorial Hospital and then became Director of Nursing Services and Nursing Education at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia where she remained for 16 years. After moving to Florida she developed the nursing program at Indian River College in Fort Pierce, Florida. From early childhood Frances was a devout Christian and served the Lord in her work and in her daily life. She attended the Bible Methodist Church in Pell City, Alabama and later Hobe Sound Bible Church, Hobe Sound, Florida and Calvary Church, Charlotte. She was preceded in death by her parents, J. Warner and Emily Hammett, three brothers, Warner Glenn, Roger Lelton and Lewey Clayton. Survivors include two sisters, Dorothy Hammett Herron, Jean Warren Ford and husband, Hoyt; nieces, Rachel Frederick, Mobile, AL, Dr. Jane Box and husband Patrick, Charlotte, NC, Jeanne Biernes and husband Jerry, Florida, Barbara Mattox and husband, Dennis, Tennessee; nephews, Glenn Hammett, Jr., Texas, and William Warren and wife, Cindy, Virginia; many great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends. The family will receive visitors from 11 AM to 12 Noon at Kilgroe Funeral Home, 2219 2nd Ave., Pell City, Alabama. Funeral services will follow at Kilgroe Funeral Chapel, Pell City, Alabama at 12 Noon, Saturday, February 2, 2008. Interment will be in the family plot, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Pell City, Alabama. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Frances' name to the Hammett Memorial Scholarship, Hobe Sound Bible College, Box 1065, Hobe Sound, Florida, 33455. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Sally and Mary as well as her other caregivers at Carmel Hills, to the staff of CMC Pineville, Hospice Charlotte Region and the visitors of Calvary Church. McEwen Pineville Chapel of Charlotte, NC is serving the family as well as Kilgroe Funeral Home in Pell City, Alabama.


JenLo said...

Awww, that is so sad. She was always a character!

Mary Ellen said...

I remember her very well, both on campus and off. I walked down to her home more than once to help her bake cookies and deliver them to elderly shut-ins. She was a unique and original but very classy lady!

Making Memories 1999 said...

I remember her giving compliments, or words of help or advice to students as she would pass by. I agree with Mary Ellen, she was a classy lady!! Thanks so much for posting this information!