FITZGERALD -- Dr. William J. "Bill" Hammond 64, of Fitzgerald, died Friday, November 23, 2012, at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at the First Baptist Church of Fitzgerald with interment to follow at Stubbs Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, November 26, 2012, at the family residence, 194 Meadowlark Lane, Fitzgerald.

The family suggests those desiring to send memorials may send them to Irwin County Hospital, Dr. Bill Hammond Memorial rfund, 710 N. Irwin Ave., Ocilla, GA 31774 or First Baptist Chuirch of Fitzgerald, P.O. Box 367, Fitzgerald, GA 31750 or Stubbs Cemetery Association, Dr. Bill Hammond Memorial Tree Fund, c/o Carol Culpepper, 113 Riverside Drive, Abbeville, GA 31001.

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Fitzgerald 229/423-2033