Horace Hamner

By  | February 20, 2021 | Filed under: Loretto Memorial Chapel, Obituaries

Horace John HamnerOn Thursday afternoon, the Greenhill community lost a kind, humble, and a Godly man. Horace Hamner was 98 years old. He was a member of the “greatest generation serving in the Navy at the age of 16 in WWII, along with four of his brothers.

He was the 5th of 13 children of Rob & Mary Hamner. He and his brothers & sisters worked side by side with their daddy & mother on their farm. He grew up the old way, worked hard, spoke plainly & was respectful of all.

In 1950 he married Genora (Josie) Ann Clemmons. They would live happily together for 52 years and raised 2 sons, Greg & Mark. After Josie’s death in 2002, he continued on, raising cattle, hunting, fishing, and going to McDonalds every morning with his brothers-n-law, Ike, Jimmy, & JR Clemmons. During the last several years, his sons and their wives, Diane & Martha saw to his every need. He was a member of the Church of Christ, American Legion, Lauderdale & Alabama Cattleman’s Association.

Bro. Horace is predeceased by:

His parents- William Robert Hamner & Mary Susan (Stutts) Hamner

His loving wife- Genora (Josie) Ann Clemmons

His in-laws- Bradley Braxton Clemmons & Gertis (Stutts) Clemmons

Brothers- Howard, Hershel, Holly, Hunter, and George Hamner

Sisters- Elvie Peck, Agnes Clemmons, and Edith Nichols.

Survivors include: 2 Sons- Mark Hamner (Martha) of Lexington, AL; Greg Hamner (Diane) of Killen, AL; Brothers- Troy Hamner of Killen, AL; John Hamner of Florence, AL;

Sisters- Irma Estes of St. Louis, MO; Martha Burrows of Dyersburg, TN; 5 Grandchildren- Molly (Nate), Monica (Warren), Bradley (Amanda), Jordan (Kayla), & Benson

11 Great Grandchildren; Pallbearers will be: Barry Clemmons, Jim Clemmons, R.C. Clemmons, Doug Hamner, Dwain Hamner, Dwight Hamner, Scott Hamner, Don Killen, & John Hamner

Honorary Pallbearers: Brian Smith, Joshua Mahers, & Warren Johnson

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to North Carolina Cemetery Fund at 3500 Co Rd 36 Killen, AL 35645

Brother Horace’s funeral service will be private. The family will be live streaming the funeral service on the North Carolina Facebook page. It will begin at 1:45 pm on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Don Williams will be officiating the service. Burial will follow in North Carolina Cemetery with military honors to be presented at the graveside.


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