Mrs. Thelma Yvonne Hammitt, age 69, of Summerville, passed away Friday, June 12, 2009 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

Mrs. Hammitt was born in Chattooga County, GA on March 12, 1940, daughter of the late James Willie Walker and Gladys Elizabeth Ward Walker. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and prior to retirement, was employed with Best Manufacturing. Mrs. Hammitt was preceded in death by her husband, James Ernest “Hambones” Hammitt.

Mrs. Hammitt is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and David Ransom of Summerville; son, Stan Hammitt of Summerville; Sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathy Walker and Tommy Beech and Mildred “Sissy” and Cotton McGraw of Summerville; her “Babies”, Benji and Happy Hammitt; grandchildren, Kevin and LeAnn Hammitt and Emily Hammitt; great grandchild, Lily Hammitt; Very Special Friend, Emma Lou Pullen; Friend, Linda Smith; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Graveside and Interment Services for Mrs. Hammitt will be held Monday, June 15, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Bryant officiating. Pallbearers will be Chris McGraw, Carter Woodall, Jeff Woodall, David Jones, Lann Cordle, and Jacob Whitaker.

Mrs. Hammitt will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 until 8 P.M.