He was born in Georgia, moved to South Carolina. Later he moved to the County of Marion in Alabama to live with family. On 1/27/1941 he joined the U.S. Army.
Served in U.S. Army WWII, switched over to the newly formed U.S. Air Force, served in the Korean War, retired from the Air Force as a Master Sergeant. Served as Mayor of Honea Path; was successful in getting funds to build the new fire department building.
Children: Jessie Carolyn, Jimmy Coleman, Revonda Jo
Funeral conducted March 9, 2009 by Rev. Harmon Adkins, Rev. James Welch, and Rev. Jerry Van Pelt at Honea Path First Assembly of God. Burial in Eastview Cemetery.
Dexter "Hoot" Houston Hammett,Honea Path (1911 - 1967)
Austin Hammett (1912 - 1918)
Wofford Detroit Hammett, Honea Path (1914 - 1977)
Norman Edward Hammett, Honea Path (1922 - 1994)
Winford "Wink" Murphy Hammett, Wedgefield, SC (1926 – 1991)
Clara Elsie Hammett Finley, Ware Shoals (1924 - 2001)
Olin Rudolf Hammett (1927 - 1928)
Ellen Doris Hammett Murdock, Honea Path (1929 - 2000)
Eunice Caroleen Hammett Murdock, Honea Path (1930 - 2007)
Mary Ella Hammett (1932 - 1932)
Mary Molly Hammett Evans, Pelzer
Ethel Rhetta Stone Moore, Greenwood (1918 - 1982)
Lucille Stone Bollinger, Greenwood (1920 - 2012)
An uncle that just about everybody loved; except maybe his opponet in the Honea Path mayoral election. He is missed.
"For Those Who Fought For It, Freedom Has A Flavor The Protected Will Never Know."
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Jesse C Hammett
Serial Number 20479625
Branch Corps of Engineers
Army National Guard - Officers and Enlisted Men
Birth Year 1920
Enlist Date 01-27-1941
Enlistment Place Florence Alabama
Education 4 Years High School
Farm Hands, General Farms
Marital Status Single
Dependents No Dependents
Enlistment Source National Guard
Conflict Period WWII, World War 2
Sara Lou Williams Hammett
1930–2003 (m. 1946)
Dexter Houston Hammett
Austin Dexter Hammett
Wofford Detroit Hammett
Norman Edward Hammett
Jim Coleman Hammett
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