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Funeral Service

Church of the Epiphany
Tuesday June 28th, 2022

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Laura Martin Hamby

Laura Martin Hamby, age 97, of Waterloo, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at her home.

Born in Laurens, November 27, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Claude H. Martin, Sr. and Corrie Stone Martin. Laura was a member of Church of the Epiphany in Laurens where she served on the Altar Guild for years and at one time, taught Sunday School. She was a graduate of Laurens High School where she played basketball and retired from The Torrington Company. 

She is survived by sons, James A. Hamby, Jr. (Virginia Ann) of Idalou, TX and Edward B. Hamby (Karen) of Waterloo; a daughter, April Hamby of Waterloo; sister, June Lancaster of Laurens; six grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by sisters Thelma Coates and Emily Sawyer, and brothers, Edward “Tut” Martin and Claude Martin, Jr.

Funeral services will be held, 10:30 AM on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at Church of the Epiphany conducted by The Reverend Paul Roberts Abernathy, with burial to follow in Laurens City Cemetery. The family visitation with friends will be held Monday, June 27, 2022, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM at The Kennedy Mortuary.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Church of the Epiphany, 225 West Main Street, Laurens, SC 29360 or to a charity of one’s choice.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

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A candle was lit in memory of Laura Hamby

Keith, Debbie and Pam Martin Aug 15 2022 10:50 AM

She was so good to me sweetest lady sorry for your loss Charlene Edwards

charlene edwards Jun 30 2022 3:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Laura Hamby

Catherine R Holder Jun 28 2022 2:50 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Laura Hamby

Mike Johnson Jun 28 2022 6:10 AM

We all loved Ms.Laura. RIP, sweet Lady. Your work here is done. Well done, we will miss you. Love to your family.

Helen Atwood Jun 27 2022 8:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Laura Hamby

melissa vincent Jun 27 2022 5:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Laura Hamby

Sherry Mcgee Jun 27 2022 2:48 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Laura Hamby

Sheila Mcgee Wheeler Jun 27 2022 2:47 PM

Bre and I will dearly miss seeing Ms. Laura at the Church of the Epiphany. Her life was a life of service to our church, to her friends and neighbors, and to Jesus Christ.

Graham Duncan Jun 27 2022 8:47 AM

Laura was one of the nicest ladies I have ever known. Gave 100% to any task that she performed, and never complained, Always upbeat, Loved her GOD, family, and many friends,

Bob & Barbara McCraney Jun 26 2022 8:18 PM

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