Wilma Ruth Duncan Hamm, age 88, died (Wednesday, November 6, 2019) in her Hohenwald, TN home surrounded by family.
Wilma was born in Hohenwald, TN on December 27, 1930 to Clovis and Bessie Duncan. She graduated Lewis County High School in 1948.
Wilma was married to James “Tut” Hamm on December 17,1949; they were married 51 years.
Throughout her life, Wilma had experience in several careers including working for Genesco as a bookkeeper, the Lewis County Elementary School as a secretary, the Lewis County Trustee’s Office as deputy trustee, and then retired as a homemaker and loving grandmother. Wilma was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother known for her cooking, sewing, painting, crocheting, helping others, and her immense love for her grandchildren. Wilma was a member and actively involved at the Riverside Church of Christ in Hohenwald. She was also a Farm Bureau Board Member in Hohenwald.
Wilma is survived by, daughter, Pamela (Donald) Duncan; sons: James (Kathy) Hamm, Jr. and Keith (Christine) Hamm; grandsons: Elliot (Jessica) Hamm; Collin (Megan)White; Kyle (Jeanie) Hamm; Colby (Lauren) Hamm; Derek (Cayce) Duncan; & Christopher (Kayla) Hamm; great-grandchildren: Rhylan and Laynlei Hamm; Ava Claire and Emmett White; Lily and Bella Hamm; Ellie and Madi Hamm; Paisley and Braylon Kellogg, Kamri and Klara Hamm; and Dean Duncan.
Wilma is preceded in death by her husband, James “Tut” Orvil Hamm; infant son, Baby Hamm; mother, Mary Bessie Phillips Duncan; father, Clovis Chappell Duncan; sister, Carmen Whiteside; sister, Lula Hinson; brother, Edwin “Pop” Duncan
The funeral service will be held at Adair Funeral Home, Friday November 8,2019 at 2:00pm. Bro. Elliot Hamm of Riverside Church of Christ will be officiating. Visitation will be held at Adair Funeral Home Friday November 8th from 10:00-2:00pm. Burial will follow the funeral at Downey Cemetery in Hohenwald.
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