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“I'm so sorry I can't be with everyone today. I loved aunt Mary Ella so much. We will miss her. Love to all, Gail ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Gail Tucker - Wake Forest, NC

“Mr. Hammond, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Hammond. All of us at Robbins Brick are thankful to have known you...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Doug Hopper and Barrett Caulder Robbins Brick & Block - SC

“I am so sad for you and your family Mary Lynn. I always thought of your mom as a very gracious , beautiful and sweet lady from hearing you talk of...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Joanne Bray - Myrtle Beach, SC

“Dear Mr. H. P. you are in my thoughts and prayers. The Grace, Gentleness and Beauty of Miss Mary Ella will live forever as she left the fingerprint...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Linda S Brewer - Spartanburg SC, SC

“Sorry to hear about Mrs.Hammond,She will be missed. The Ratterree's ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Joan Ratterree - Spartanburg, SC

“Mary Lynn, Brantlee and Family, What a beautiful lady and what a legacy! I wish I could have known her. Please know I have been thinking of you...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Laura (Mikey) Hough - SC

“Irvin Muse & Jean Jackson and family. I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I know how...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Susan Andrew - Greensboro, NC

“Mrs Hammond was one of my GA leaders at First Baptist. I remember she had our group of GA's one Saturday morning for a surprise get-together. The...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Fran Bagwell

Mary Ella Muse Hammond, 92, formerly of Winfield Drive, Spartanburg, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at Cooper Hall Assisted Living, Mt. Pleasant, SC. Born April 17, 1920, in Greensboro, NC, she was the daughter of the late Donald Haywood and Lucile Margaret Bennett Muse.

Mary Ella was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and a friend. She loved playing games with her family and friends, consistently winning most games, especially Scrabble. She was a proficient painter and her paintings will be treasured by her family for years to come. She made each holiday with her family a special and memorable occasion. She and her husband loved to travel, having visited all 50 states and approximately 30 countries.

Above all she was a dedicated Christian and member of First Baptist Church of Spartanburg. She was first chairwoman of Ladies First Thursday Ministry, served for numerous years as a Sunday School teacher and was an active member of Christian Women's Club, Young at Heart, and Total Ministries.

Surviving are her husband, of 72 years, H. P. Hammond of Spartanburg, SC; daughter, Mary Lynn Hammond Nettles of Charleston, SC; son, H. P. "Buddy" Hammond, Jr. (Kay) of Lexington, SC; grandchildren, Kristin Hammond Rogers (Chris) of Greenville, SC, Brantlee Bennett Nettles of Raleigh, NC, John E. Nettles, Jr. of Atlanta, GA, and Mark H. Nettles (Shanen) of McClellanville, SC; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, William Irvin Muse of Greensboro, NC; and sister, Betty Jean Muse Jackson of Wilmington, NC. She was predeceased by a brother, Donald H. Muse, Jr.; and a sister, Dorothy M. Muse.

Visitation will be 2:00-3:45 PM Friday, July 27, 2012, at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 4:00 PM, at the Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Robert C. Morgan. Burial will be private.

Memorials may be made to Ladies First Thursday of First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, 250 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306.

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