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Bertha Mae (Attaway) Hammonds

November 7, 1955 ~ May 24, 2020 (age 64)

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Mrs. Bertha Mae Hammonds

Mrs. Bertha Mae Attaway Hammonds daughter of the late MC and Minnie Mae Watson Attaway was born in Washington, DC, on November 7, 1955. She transitioned from this life into eternal rest Sunday, May 24, 2020 at her home, after declining health.

At an early age, she joined the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. 

She received her education in the public schools of Saluda County, SC where she graduated from Ridge Hill High School in 1974.  She was a hard worker. She worked at Riegel's for many years. Later she found employment at Kimberly Clark and  last and present employed by Saluda Nursing Center. She was a member of the Woman's Home Aide Society No. 41.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Ida Mae Attaway Nicholson.

She leaves to honor and cherish her fond memories; her husband, George Hammonds  of the home; son, Abram Hammonds of Johnston, SC;  daughters, Teresa Attaway (Eddie) Lee of Johnston, SC, Minnie Attaway of Aiken, SC, and Fannie Hammonds of  Johnston, SC; stepsons, Ricardo Hill (Jessica),  North Augusta, SC, Travis Campbell, Johnston, SC and Leonard Abney, Greenwood, SC; step-daughters, Shawn (Dewey) Macgargle, Charleston, SC, Chanta (Brian) Talbert Aiken, SC and Marcia Davis, Augusta, GA; twenty-one grandchildren; three brothers, Morris Carlton Attaway, Houston, TX, Dexter Attaway, Johnston, SC and John Atttaway, Texas; Pernell (Vera) Hammonds (like a brother), Ridge Spring, SC; one uncle, Robert Attaway, Rock Hill, SC; two aunts Annie P. Watson, Saluda, SC and Willette Attaway, Philadelphia, PA; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and sorrowing friends who will miss her dearly. 

A Graveside Service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, 5/30/20 at Sunset Memorial Garden, Edgefield, SC conducted by Pastor Damiean Bryant.

Viewing will be Friday at the funeral home 1-7 p.m.

The family is at the home her daughter, Teresa A. (Eddie) Lee, 333 Bledsoe Road, Johnston, SC.

Asking that everyone continue to practice social distancing and keep safe, obey the COVID-19 rules..  We want everyone to continue to pray for this family and this country during this difficult time in the world.

Butler and Sons Funeral Home is assisting the Hammonds Family.




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May 29, 2020

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Butler & Sons Funeral Home and Cremation
306 N Bouknight Ferry Rd
Saluda, SC 29138

Graveside Service
May 30, 2020

2:00 PM
Sunset Gardens Memorial Cemetery
1339 Columbia Road
Johnston, SC 29832

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