Macon County Chronicle

Hessie Mai Gammons, 91

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000185 EndHTML:0000003025 StartFragment:0000002444 EndFragment:0000002989 SourceURL:file://localhost/Volumes/SERVER/EDITORIAL/10-11-11/obits/gammons.doc Ms. Hessie Mai Gammons, age 91, of Lafayette, passed away on Sunday afternoon October 2, 2011 at the Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin. Funeral services for Ms. Hessie Gammons were conducted on Wednesday, October 5 at 10 a.m. with Jerry Mercer officiating. Interment followed in the Roark Cemetery. Sam Jones, Luke Jones, Nick Jones, Michael Farley, Timmy Farley, and Scotty Jenkins served as Pallbearers. Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000185 EndHTML:0000004305 StartFragment:0000002632 EndFragment:0000004269 SourceURL:file://localhost/Volumes/SERVER/EDITORIAL/10-11-11/obits/gammons.doc

Ms. Hessie was born on July 9, 1920 in Macon County, Tennessee to the late John Allen Sewell and Cerena Jenna Likens Sewell. She was one of eleven siblings born to this union. She was married to Willard Mitchell Gammons, sharing more than 30 years together and raising eight children. Willard preceded Hessie in death on October 26, 1966. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by; two daughters, Barbara Roark, and Vivian Davis, one son, Phillip Gammons, and a grandson, Barry Neal Satterfield. Hessie worked as a seamstress for Trousdale Manufacturing for over 20 years, before retiring. She enjoyed making quilts and giving the most of them away. Being a homemaker, mother, and grandmother made her life complete. She loved preparing big meals for her family and friends. In her home everyone was always welcome. Hessie liked to talk and socialize. She had a great personality, very self-sufficient, strong willed and full of fun.
She was a member of the Lafayette Church of Christ. Hessie will be missed by family and friends, but leaves many memories behind that are everlasting. She is survived by; Sons, Donnie (Judy) Gammons, Billy Gammons all of Lafayette, TN, Daughters, Margaret (Hilton) Farley of Lafayette, TN, Charlotte (Denny) Reagan of Sevierville, TN, Linda (Steve) Morris of Lafayette, TN, 22 grandchildren, 37 Great-Grandchildren, 9 Great-Great-Grandchildren and numerous Nieces and Nephews also survive.