James W.

James W. "Punch" Hammond

Tuesday, December 29th, 1942 - Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
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James W. “Punch” Hammond, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday July 28, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.
Born December 29, 1942 and raised in Cumming, Mr. Hammond had been a resident of Dawsonville since 1967. He was a 1961 graduate of Forsyth County High School and U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam. An automobile enthusiast, he enjoyed restoring classic cars, especially 1967 Chevelles. Mr. Hammond worked for Leon Jones for many years and at the Tyson Foods truck shop until his retirement in 2006. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry “Punch” and Ruby Hammond and a number of siblings.
Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Cheryl Fouts Hammond; son and daughter in law, Kevin and Becky Hammond; daughter and son in law, Angie and Scott Smith, all of Dawsonville; brother, Hugh Hammond, Cumming; grandchildren, Logan and Alison Hammond, Corey Hammond, Ethan Smith, Addison Smith; other relatives.
Memorial services will be held Sunday August 16, 2020 at 3 o’clock at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Jeff Burrell and Rev. Windell Patterson will officiate. Interment will follow in Dawsonville Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends on Sunday August 16 from 1 until 3.
Condolences may be expressed at
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 16th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Sunday, August 16th, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Bearden Funeral Home
    334 Hwy. 53 East
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  • Service

    Sunday, August 16th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Sunday, August 16th, 2020 3:00pm
    Bearden Funeral Home Chapel
    334 Hwy. 53 East
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Dawsonville Memorial Gardens
    170 Academy Ave.
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Regina Nix Overstreet

Posted at 02:35pm
I first met James when I was in high school, early 60’s when he stated dating my cousin Cheryl. Cheryl was always my special cousin that I spent my childhood with. James then became part of our family. He was one of the good guys, a loving husband and father. Although, I now live far away, Cheryl and James are never out of my thoughts.
Cheryl, Kevin, Angie you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love you,

Edward Couch

Posted at 09:52am
I first met James in the early 70's and liked him first time out because of his personality and wit ! During all these years I have never heard anyone that knew him to have an unkind thought or word to say about him. If he liked you he thought lots of you and if he didn't he just kept his distance. I am believing James was a very good person and now all is well !
To the family of James I am saddened by your loss and God bless you and all for whom you pray.
Edward Couch

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