Merita B. Hammond



Florence, SC- Merita Benton Hammond, 92, passed away July 26, 2017 in a local retirement facility.

Funeral services will be at 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 28, 2017 in the chapel of Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. The family will speak to those attending after the service until 6:30 p.m.

Mrs. Hammond was born in Florence County, the daughter of the late Cary Eli and Ruth White Benton. She attended Winthrop College and graduated from Newberry College with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught in the Public School System in Florence and Lamar.

She was married to the late Charles William Hammond.

Surviving are her son, Charles W. Hammond, Jr.; special friends, Gene and Mona Collins and her family of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by a son, Cary Eli Hammond and a daughter, Belinda Ann Hammond.

Memorials may be made to Elmcroft Activity Fund (AR Unit), 3006 Hoffmeyer Rd., Florence, SC 29501, Florence County Disabilities, 1209 National Cemetery Rd, Florence, SC 29501 or Sardis Baptist Church, 3129 Sardis Hwy, Timmonsville, SC 29161.

The Family would like to thank the Staff of Elmcroft and Agape Hospice for the love and care given to “Mrs.Merita” during her stay, and the many visits from friends, Andy Rabon and Wayne Schifflet.

Layton-Anderson Funeral Home, 4210 W. Palmetto Street, Florence is assisting the family with arrangements.

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