Phyllis Jean Hammond

Phyllis Jean (Turner) Hammond, 67 of Magazine, went to be with the Lord April 9, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born April 10, 1946 to Hillard and Mittie Bell (Phillips) Turner. She was a 1964 graduate of Booneville High School. She was an LPN who worked at the Arkansas State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, Sparks Hospital, Oak Manor Nursing Home and the Area Agency on Aging. She volunteered as an advocate for children with learning disabilities, also founding the "Kids Day" at the fair as a member of the South Logan County Fair Board. She was a lover of all animals and spent her retirement years as a breeder of Maltese and Pomeranians.

She was a honored member of the Artillery Order of Molly Pitcher from the 1/206th Field Artillery Battalion, and a recipient of the Minutemen Award from the 239th Engineer Company for her contributions to their respective family readiness groups during the 39th Infantry Brigades deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004-2005. She was a member of the Ione Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by two brothers, Doug and Granville Turner. One sister, Mary Thompson.

Funeral service were held Friday, April 11, at Roberts Memorial Chapel with burial following at French Prairie Cemetery in Ione, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.

She is survived by her husband Richard Hammond of the home; and two sons, Scott of Magazine and Bryan of Temple, Okla.; one brother, Bobby Joe Turner of Ione; and three sisters, Charlene Ross of Magazine, Maxine Turner-Jones of Ione, and Billie Louthian of Little Rock; and many nieces and nephews.

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