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Thomas E. (Tommy) Hammons, 87 of Farmerville, LA formerly of Strong, AR, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019. Tommy was born on January 15, 1932, in New London, AR.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel Hammons Norris and L.R. Hammons; his wife of 59 years, Betty Jerry Hammons; his daughter, Glinda Hammons Craig; and his two brothers, James and Charles.

He graduated Strong High School in 1950, and served several years in the U.S. Army. During the course of his life, he worked as a pipefitter on pipelines throughout the country, paper mill mechanic, tomato farmer and owner of Betty’s Dari-Diner in Strong.

He was a member of New London Baptist Church where he served as deacon and Sunday school teacher for many years. Tommy loved the Lord, and he loved people. He was truly one who “never met a stranger.”

An avid hunter and fisherman, Tommy loved being in the woods or on the lake. He passed this love on to his children and grandchildren who have fond memories of time spent with him pursuing these activities.

Tommy Hammons was always ready with an encouraging word, a heartfelt smile and a good story.

He is survived by son, Ray Hammons and wife, Debbie, of Farmerville, LA; two grandchildren: Thomas Hammons and wife, Kelly, of Farmerville, LA, and Haven Sibley and husband, Kevin, of Colorado Springs, CO; and three great grandchildren: Mason Hammons, Scarlet Sibley and Kate Hammons.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at the New London Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019 with the Rev. Terry Smith and the Rev. Ricky Smith officiating. Interment will be in the New London Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home of El Dorado, AR.

Please visit www.baileyfuneralhome.net to sign the online register book.

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