October 6, 1939 ~ May 26, 2012

Born in: Chatham County, GA,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Frances "Elaine" Hammond, 72, of Asheville passed away on Saturday, May 26, at St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Chatham County, GA, she was the daughter of the late Henry Matthew and Edith Kate Long Carpenter. She was formerly a Certified Nursing Assistant with Care Partners Hospice and was active in interpretation for the deaf and blind in her community. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Edward Hammond and her brother, Edward Brewer; also step siblings, Nick, Mack, Lois and Clemmie. Survivors include son, Michael Hammond of Asheville; daughter, Melinda H. Rhew and her husband, Tim, of Asheville; grandsons, Matthew W. and Garrett T. Rhew both of Asheville; brother, Larry Brewer of Savannah, GA and step-brother Calvin "Buster" Carpenter of Prattville, AL. The family may plan a fellowship in her honor at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Care Partners Solace Center, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC, 28813. Groce Funeral Home, Tunnel Road, is assisting the Hammond family.

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  1. Michael, Melinda and Family. We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was such a sweet and creative lady. We pray God will wrap you up, and hold you close during these very difficult times. Try to remember, They are Not gone forever…they are just ‘not here’. We WILL see them soon.
    love and prayers to you all. Kaylynne And Family

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  2. Michael and Melinda,
    Although I didn’t know her well, it was obvious your mom was a special person with a great personality. She was truly a joy to care for and I feel honored to have been able to do so. I know this is a difficult time for both of you and I am sorry for your loss. You have been, and continue to be, in my prayers.

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  3. Hi Michale so sorry to hear of your loss. It hit me hard when my mom died.
    I went into a deep depression despite knowing she was with the Lord. Moms are just special period. But like my mom said before passing, she would never forget me. Just know she is carrying you in her heart now, and Michael I somehow think she still knows and cares for you. I’m here for you anytime any hour, your special and I love ya Jan

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  4. Hi Michale so sorry to hear of your loss. It hit me hard when my mom died.
    I went into a deep depression despite knowing she was with the Lord. Moms are just special period. But like my mom said before passing, she would never forget me. Just know she is carrying you in her heart now, and Michael I somehow think she still knows and cares for you. I’m here for you anytime any hour, your special and I love ya Jan

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