Scott County, Tennessee
Hamby Obituaries

This page was updated  28 Jan 2004


HAMBY, ERNEST ALONZO 1932-2000 age 68, passed away Wednesday morning, November 15 at his home in Helenwood, Tennessee.  Mr. HAMBY was born January 15, 1932 in Robbins, Tennessee to the late WILLIAM ERNEST HAMBY and the late IDA SANDERS HAMBY.  ALONZO was a member of the Landmark Baptist Church in Oneida and the Masonic Lodge #670 in Robbins.  He was a Baptist minister of thirty-five years and sang with his children, The Singing Hambys, for fourteen years.  In addition to his parents, Mr. HAMBY was also preceded in death by his sister, LURETHA REYNOLDS.  He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, GLADYS SMITH HAMBY,.  Three daughters:  LINDA GREIGO and husband ALEX OF Albuquerque, New Mexico, BRENDA BOWLING and husband HAROLD of Robbins, and SAPRENA DAUGHERTY and husband TONY of Oneida.  Two sons:  ALLEN HAMBY and wife DONNA of Helenwood, and STEVE HAMBY and wife MARY of Helenwood.  One brother:  ARZO HAMBY and wife LINDA of Robbins.  Five sisters:  IVAZEE CLARK of Robbins, BETTY and husband HAROLD MCCALL of Hartford City, Indiana, ALMA WILSON and husband FRAZIER of Robbins, DOROTHY LOGGINS and husband CLIFFORD of Robbins, WILDA HUGHETT and husband CARLIE, JR. of Robbins.  Eight grandchildren:  DWAYNE WILSON and wife MELINDA of McMinnville, Tennessee, BRENT and BRITTANY BOWLING of Robbins, RYAN and KATELYN HAMBY of Helenwood, JORDAN and STACI HAMBY of Helenwood, and JACOB DAUGHERTY of Oneida.  Two great grandchildren:  LAUREN and LOGAN WILSON of McMinnville, Tennessee.  Several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.  Masonic services were conducted at 6:00 p.m., Friday, November 17, in the chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home in Oneida.  Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, November 18, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home in Oneida with Rev. MIKE SMITHERS and Rev. JIM WEST officiating.  Music was provided by the First Baptist Church of Robbins Youth Choir, The Christian Harmony Singers, The Singing Hambys, and MARY HAMBY.  Burial was in the black Creek Crossroads Cemetery in Robbins.  Pallbearers were BRENT BOWLING, NICK HAMBY, BRANDON HUGHETT, DWAYNE HUGHETT, WILLIE WILSON and AARON HAMBY.  Four Oaks Funeral Home in Oneida ws in charge of arrangements for the family of Mr. ERNEST ALONZO HAMBY. (Source:  Scott County News, Vol. 84, No. 3, 23 Nov 2000,  p10)


HAMBY, Sister GRACE - passed away Friday, 1968. She joined the Foster Cross Roads United Baptist Church Nov. 8, 1947 where she remained a faithful member until death. She leaves behind a husband, McKINLEY HAMBY; one daughter, Mrs. JUANITA COPLEY; two sons, CHARLES and STEVE HAMBY; two sisters, three brothers. She was the daughter of the late ALVIS and VERNA BOYATT. During her long illness her faith in Christ seemed to grow stronger. We feel that our loss is her eternal gain. (Source: West Union Association of United Baptists Minutes, 1968, p19)


HAMBY, KAREN LINDSAY of Wartburg, passed away on Wednesday, May 29. She was preceded in death by her daughter, AMBER KYLE and grandparents, BEN and JESSIE GRIFFITH.  She is survived by her husband, DWIGHT HAMBY of Wartburg; three children, KANSAS (Annie) and husband JOSEPH THOMAS GORMELY, Jr. of  New Jersey, and ADAM and JESSIE HAMBY of Wartburg; three grandchildren, DAVID (Blake) HALL, R. DAVID (Trey) ASHLEY, and JACQUELINE KAREN GORMELY; mother, PERNIE MANER and step-father, SAMMY;  father, SAM LINDSAY and step-mother, LOU; father and mother-in-law, BILL and JULIE HAMBY;  sisters DEBBIE RAUSCH and husband DAVID, BETTY JO (Jody) SUMMERS and husband RICHARD, and PATTY TANGUAY and husband MARTIN; a brother, SAM LINDSAY, Jr.; a sister, SAMANTHA LINDSAY; sisters-in-law, BILLIE HOWARD and husband DONNIE, and GWEN WILSON and husband MICHAEL; and nieces, nephews, family members, and friends.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 1 at 11 a.m. at Lone Mountain Baptist Church in Robbins, with Rev. WAYLAN PAYNE, JR. officiating, Interment was in the Church Cemetery.  Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg was in charge of the arrangements. (Source:  Scott County News, 6 Jun 2002, p16)


HAMBY, KIRBY LYNN Funeral services for Army Specialist Four Kirby Lynn Hamby, son of Mr. and Mrs. ALBERT HAMBY of Marietta, Ga. were held yesterday at the home of Cordell Hamby of Mill Creek. Born August 6, 1943, Specialist HAMBY was killed in Vietnam June 8. He was stationed 30 miles from Siagon (Saigon) in an Infantry unit. He entered the service for a three year commitment on October 18, 1967. He received his basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., and upon completion, was assigned to Fort Gordon, Ga., for Advanced Infantry Training. Hamby spent most of his life in Sunbright where he graduated from school in 1966. He moved to Marietta with his parents, but returned to finish school at Sunbright. He is survived by his parents, a brother, Steve, 12; and a sister, ETTA, 9. His grandparents were the late Mr. and Mrs. IVORY HAMBY and the late Mr. and Mrs. JIM McKINNEY.  Rev. IRA SEXTON officiated. Interment was in the Griffith Cemetery near Glenmary on the Nideck Road.  (Source: Scott County News, 28 Jun 1968)


HAMBY, WILLIAM MATT - was born July 29, 1895 and departed this life Aug. 3, 1962. He was 67 years, five days old. He was the son of the late ABE and JAMACIA HAMBY and was born and raised in Whitley Co. In 1914 he was married to ROSA WEST and to this union was born seven children, four girls and three boys. Two sons had preceded him in death. He joined the New Light Baptist Church July 6, 1919 of which he remained a member until death. Mr. HAMBY is survived by four daughters, JAMACIA HICKEY of Cincinnati, Ohio, MATTIE DAUGHERTY of Pine Knot, Ky., LENA LEWIS and HELEN HICKS of Strunk, Ky.; one son KELCY HAMBY of Strunk, Ky.; one brother, JOE HAMBY of Nevisdale, Ky.; one sister, NANNIE EVENS [Evans?] of Stroud, Oklahoma and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren to mourn for his Eternal Gain. (Source: West Union Association of United Baptists Minutes, 1962, p19)


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