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Winford Hammett Obituary

Winford Byrum Hammett
Winford B. Hammett
Winford Byrum Hammett

November 9, 1933 - February 4, 2013
Resided in Oak Grove, LA
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Cox Funeral Home
Oak Grove, Louisiana

> Funeral services for Winford B. Hammett, 79, of Oak Grove, LA will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 7, 2013, at Pioneer Baptist Church with Bro. William Fowler officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Corner Cemetery.
> Mr. Hammett was born on November 9, 1933, in Oak Grove, LA and passed away on February 4, 2013. He was a graduate of Forest High School, La. Tech University, LSU, and Northeast Louisiana University with various advanced degrees in education. He pursued a career in education that spanned forty-two years including teaching in Baton Rouge, Ouachita, and West Carroll Parish. He was Elementary Supervisor for West Carroll Parish for the last twenty-four years of his career. He also enjoyed farming.
> Mr. Hammett is survived by his loving wife of fifty-one years, Sylvia Hammett, daughter Pamela Shelton and husband Marty, son David Hammett and wife Melanie, grandchildren Brian Shelton, Courtney Dye and husband Joey, and Hailey Hammett, and great-grandchild Abigail Dye. He is also survived by brothers Lavelle Hammett and wife Mary Lou, Glen Hammett and wife Margie, sister Ernestine Howell and husband S.T., sister-in-laws Betty Jo Hammett, Christine Flowers and husband Ron, brother-in-law Charles Little, III, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents, Ernest and Tyna Hammett, and brother Earl Lee Hammett.
> Mr. Hammett loved his Lord and served him faithfully. He was a Deacon at Pioneer Baptist Church. He was a loving husband and devoted father who cherished his family beyond measure.
> Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove, La.
> Pallbearers will be Mike Ross, Buddy Ross, Ted Ross, Earl Bankston, Jerry Dosher, Randy Hammett, and Jason Flowers.
> Honorary pallbearers will be Luke Rye, Dobbin Plunkett, Bobby Nicholson and Quitman Durbin.


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Cox Funeral Home-Oak Grove
200 East Noble Street
Oak Grove, LA US 71263
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Pioneer Baptist Church
Broadway Street
Pioneer, LA US
Thursday, February 7, 2013
2:00 PM
Forest Corner Cemetery
1791 Highway 589
Oak Grove, LA US
Thursday, February 7, 2013