Thomas Hammond, 59, of Cumming, died Aug. 26, 2013.
He was born Dec. 20, 1953, to Artie Hammond and the late Tom Hammond of Cumming.
The Hammond family has had stores at Hammonds Crossing since 1898. In 1986, Thomas and his wife Candy opened Hammonds store at Hammonds Crossing, which was an Amoco gas station with bait and tackle. In 1998, they built their second store at Jot Em Down.
After selling both stores, Thomas built his dream bait and tackle store in January of 2010 at Hammond's Crossing. Thomas and Candy, along with their children, Jason, Kelli and their spouses have run the business for several years.
Survivors include his mother, Artie Hammond of Cumming; wife of 34 years, Candy Hammond; their son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Samantha Hammond of Cumming; daughter and son-in-law, Kelli and Tim Hawkins of Cumming; grandchildren, Ava and Asher Hammond, Madison Hawkins; his son and daughter-in-law, Jeffery and Michelle Hammond of Cumming; grandchildren, Matthew and Jessie Hammond; sister and brother-in-law, Delores and Bobby Shadburn of Cumming; sister and brother-in-law, Dianne and Charles Cantrell of Cumming; sister, June Hammond of Cumming; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Cyndi and Rick Durham of Dahlonega; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Russ and Betty Nichols of Dahlonega; various other relatives also survive.
In lieu of flowers, per Thomas's request, donations were asked to be made to the Thomas Hammond High School Fishing Club Fund at Hammond's Fishing Center, 4235 Browns Bridge Road, Cumming, GA 30041 or Citizens Bank of Forsyth County, 4255 Ga. Hwy. 400, Cumming, GA 30040.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 28 in the Ingram Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Danny Bennett and Larry Patton officiating.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory of Cumming is in charge of the arrangements.