Thomas Elvis Hamm Obit

Wood Co. Cemeteries of TX

Submitted by Elaine Bay Nall



Rains County Leader
Dec 21, 2004

Thomas Elvis Hamm
1902 - 2004
Funeral services for Thomas Elvis Hamm, age 102 of Sulphur Springs were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 17, at West Oaks Funeral Chapel with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating.  Burial followed at Enon Cemetery in Alba. Pallbearers were Edward Bayse, Vernon Davis, William McDowell, Gordon Ford, John Sharber, and Charlie Charles. Honorary pallbearers were the Radio Bible Class of First Baptist Church.  Mr. Hamm died Tuesday, December 14, at 10:45 a.m. at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  Mr. Hamm was born in Alba on November 16, 1902, the son of James and Dillie Cain Thomas. He married Jimmie Leach in Alba.  He was a member of the singing group, 4H Quartet, and was a member of the Radio Bible Class of First Baptist Church.  He is survived by his daughter, Truby Rice of Sulphur Springs; one sister, Lila Pope of Alba; five granddaughters, Teresa Sims of Metairie, La., Donna Harbor of Garland, Cynthia Sandavol of Sulphur Springs, Marjorie Gilbreth of Clyde, and Linda Brockman of Abilene; four grandsons, Thomas Hamm of Wylie, Billy Hamm of Conway, Jimmy and James Hamm of Abilene; eight great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two wives, Jimmie Leach Hamm and Belvagene Dixon Hamm, one brother, four sisters, and two sons.  Memorials may be made to The Radio Bible Class at First Baptist Church.  Arrangements were under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.