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Juanita Hammett

Juanita Hammett, age 83 of Jackson, TN, passed away April 22, 2013 in Memphis, TN.

Juanita was born on December 16, 1929 the daughter of the late Roy and Ila Hammett of Hollow Rock, TN where she grew up.

Juanita graduated from Hollow Rock - Bruceton High School as valedictorian of her class. She received a teaching certificate from Lambuth College in Jackson, a Bachelor's degree from Austin Peay College in Clarksville and a Master's of Education from Memphis State in Memphis. She spent forty years teaching elementary school in Carroll, Montgomery and Madison counties. She served as supervising teacher for student teachers from Lambuth, Union and Lane Colleges. Many summers were spent teaching Head Start.

She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Phyllis Hammett of Felton, DE; her nieces, Cynthia Doskocil of Flagstaff, AZ, Bonnie Doskocil of Scottsdale, AZ, Melinda Dunham (her children, Paige, Beth and Alex Dunham) of Collierville, TN, Teresa Stephens of Afton, VA, Kendra Meadows of Durham, NC, Connie Lisinski of Felton, DE, Beckie Veronesi of Tampa, FL; a nephew, Joel Sweeten Vancouver, WA and a brother-in-law, Ken Meadows.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Maurine Wilkins, Eloise Leafty and Jonnie Meadows.

Memorials may be directed to: Forest Heights United Methodist Church, 863 W. Forest Ave., Jackson, TN 38301.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Arrington Funeral Directors, with Rev. John Middleton officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Arrington Funeral Directors, 148 W. University Parkway, (731) 668-1111;
[Source: Jackson Sun]