VeteranCurtis and Eileen Hammond

Eileen & Jim HammondCurtis Jim, 65, and Eileen M. Hammond, 62, of Astoria died at 1 a.m. July 30, 2011, at South intersection of US Route 24 and 136 (Cal Brown Corner) in Fulton County.

He was born Sept. 8, 1945, in Swan Creek, a son of Lawrence and Gertrude Bartlett Hammond, and she was born April 24, 1949, in Canton, a daughter of James and Lydia Letourneau Chambers. They were married May 9, 1967, in Macomb.

Surviving are one son, Curtis J. (and Diane) Hammond Jr. of Astoria; two daughters, Bettrina (and Harold) Kirkham of Huntsville and Deanna Hammond of Astoria; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Jim's survivors are two sisters, Barbara Maloney and Betty Hyde, both of Bushnell; and one brother, Bill (and Sara) Hammond of Bardolph.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Judy Tarvin and Beverly Cox.

Eileen was preceded in death by two brothers, Tom Chambers and John Chambers.

Jim was an Air Force veteran serving from 1963 to 1965.

They were owners/operators of Hammond's Recycling in Astoria.

They both were members of Moose Lodge in Rushville. Jim also was a member of Astoria American Legion Post #25 of Astoria.

Services were held Tuesday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Gary Sheets officiating. Burial was in Astoria Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Jim and Eileen Hammond Memorial Fund in care of Farmers State Bank in Astoria.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/3/2011

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