Dateline: August 18, 2005


Funeral services for Clara Mae Shults Hammond, age 96, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2005, in the Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Rob Seale, Pastor, officiating.  Burial was held at Rowe Cemetery in Hedley under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mrs. Hammond died Thursday, August 11, 2005, in Clarendon.  She was born March 12, 1909, in Brown County, Texas, to William Columbus Shults and Sarah Elizabeth Long Shults.  She had been a resident of Clarendon for more than 31 years.  She married Oscar T. Hammond on December 30, 1933, at Memphis. She earned her LVN degree after she was 50 years old and worked for several years as a nurse.  She belonged to the Rebekah Lodge in Clarendon for more than 50 years.  She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband on June 7, 1984.

Survivors include a sister, Ogtha Shults of Clarendon; a brother, Tom Shults and wife Cleta of Clarendon; several nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and great great nieces and nephews.

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