Billy Ray Hammond

Born: Sat., Oct. 11, 1952
Died: Sat., Jan. 16, 2016


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 18, 2016
Location: McCommons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Jan. 19, 2016
Location: Walker United Methodist Church

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Billy Ray Hammond

Billy Ray Hammond, of Greensboro, GA, died on Saturday, January 16, 2016, at the age of 63. A lifelong resident of Greensboro, he was born on October 11, 1952, and was the son of the late Benjamin Edgar Hammond and Daisy Nell Hubbard Hammond.  He attended Greensboro High School and married Victoria Shelton on February 8, 1975. Billy Ray was the owner and operator of Billy Ray Hammond Maintenance and Lawn Care which he was still operating at the time of his death.  He was a member of Walker United Methodist Church.  Billy Ray raised cows, enjoyed westerns and working with his tractors. He had a great personality and enjoyed telling stories. Billy Ray never met a stranger and always had something funny to say.  His signature everyday look was his coonskin hat.

Besides his wife of nearly 41 years, Vikki Hammond of Greensboro, GA, he is survived by two sons, Matthew Hammond (Stacy) of Greensboro, GA and Joseph Hammond of Macon, GA; daughter, Crystal Young of Greensboro, GA; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Hammond of Suwanee, GA; sister, Nell King of Madison, GA; two grandchildren, Aiden Young and Emily Grace Hammond; a number of other relatives and many, many friends.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Michael Adrian Hammond; sister, Linda Dale Hammond; and two brothers, Benjamin Arthur Hammond and Horace Edgar Hammond.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Walker United Methodist Church, 2730 Walker Church Road, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. John Pike officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Kent Walker, Jimmy Callaway, Mark Jordan, William Evans, Steve Pinson and Chris Staford. The family will receive friends Monday night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at McCommons Funeral Home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.


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Dale Temple
   Posted Sun January 17, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the family. Billy shared his stories with anybody he would meet, making our day a little bit brighter with his humor. He leaves us with a smile, laughter and joy. May God Bless.

Laura Stapleton Stewart
   Posted Sun January 17, 2016
So sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort in your time of grief.

   Posted Sun January 17, 2016
Please know that we are praying that Our Heavenly Father will send you the comfort and peace that only HE can give to get through this sad time.
In deepest sympathy,
Carlene noggle and family

Faye and L.D. Burt, Fort Payne, Alabama
   Posted Mon January 18, 2016
Sorry to hear about Billy, Our families have been neighbors for over 65 years. We all grew up together. Billy was a good friend and neighbor. Always helping where he was needed. He will be missed greatly by friends and the community. Nell and families you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Brian and Paige Hubbard
   Posted Mon January 18, 2016
Mrs. Vickie and family,

Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God keep you and give you the strength and comfort during this time.

Deepest sympathy,

Brian, Paige Hubbard and family

Pam Morgan
   Posted Mon January 18, 2016
You were a great man uncle Billy you will be missed hope you and junior are partying in heaven

Judylu Azucena
   Posted Mon January 18, 2016

SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent by GH Laboratory Staff.

Vikki and Family The time is tough on you today. The loss is very unbearable but with memories faith and courage you shall heal. We are sorry for your loss. We are always here for you. From: GH Laboratory Staff

Joyce and Ray Merritt
   Posted Mon January 18, 2016
Mr. Billy never knew a stranger an always had a kind word. I send my prayers to his family.

Julie Wooten Holder
   Posted Mon January 18, 2016
Dear Vikki and family,
I'm so sorry for the passing of Billy Ray. I would always stop and enjoy a small conversation with him while he waited in the car at the hospital to pick you up. He was a joy to talk with. I also will never be able to look at a coon hat without thinking of him. He was a great, hard-working man. May he rest in peace.

Cy & Ruth Easters
   Posted Mon January 18, 2016
We are so sorry to hear this news. may God give you the strength you need at this time. We will miss seeing him at the Auction in Crawfordville. God bless you and the family.

Sharon Lewis
   Posted Mon January 18, 2016

Ed and Cathy Crossett
   Posted Mon January 18, 2016
Our family offers our sincere condolences for the loss of Billy Ray. He and his company have faithfully taken care of the lawn maintenance for our lake house for many years. He was a wonderful man and I always enjoyed talking to him about many subjects when we were at the lake. He will be missed.

Sincerely Ed Crossett

Cecil and Leslie Powell
   Posted Mon January 18, 2016
Billy Ray was our classmate, and for more than 40 years our friend. We will miss him greatly.

Kay L. Eadie
   Posted Mon January 18, 2016
I was so sorry to learn of Billy Ray's death. He is no longer in pain and is resting in the arms of Jesus.
He was my hero one night when I was going home and had a flat tire on Wrightsville Church road. He stopped and quickly changed the tire for me. I was so thankful for his help.

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

Kay Eadie

Darrell Slocumb
   Posted Tue January 19, 2016
Sending my prayers and thoughts to the family

Barbara Norris
   Posted Sat January 23, 2016
Vickie and family,
I will always remember Billy Ray with a smile and remember how
I could get myself in trouble by letting him see the doctor after
hours. Love, Barbara

marie bell
   Posted Mon February 01, 2016
dear Vickie
my heart and sympathy are with you and I am coming to see you as soon as I can. I love you so much. you are in my prayers. always here for you. your friend always. marie bell

Tommy Faust
   Posted Thu February 11, 2016
Billy Ray was a friend from Greene Co High School and middle school. He was a good guy and I am saddened to hear of his passing.