Marion H Hamm

Marion H Hamm

Richmond, VA
01.27.1929 - 12.25.2018

Marion Haverty Hamm of Richmond, Virginia died on December 25, 2018.  Born in Smithfield, Virginia on January 27, 1929 to the late William Selden Haverty and Edna Dean Haverty (née Stringfield).  Mrs. Hamm is predeceased by her husband, the Reverend John Madison Hamm of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  She is most recently predeceased by her sister, Aileen Llewelyn Haverty of Richmond, Virginia and also predeceased by her sister, Anita Dean Haverty, of Chester, Virginia and her brother William Selden Haverty, Jr. of Camden, New Jersey. 

Mrs. Hamm is survived by her brother, James Elliot Haverty and his wife, Barbara A. Haverty (née Byrum) of Suffolk, Virginia, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and a great-great niece.

Mrs. Hamm graduated from Smithfield High School in 1947 and graduated from Mary Washington Women’s College (now The University of Mary Washington) in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1951.  She married the Reverend John M. Hamm at Trinity Methodist Church in 1953. They lived throughout the state as he served the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church until his death in 1982.

A private memorial service and internment officiated by Reverend Derek Koolman will be held at Ivy Hill Cemetery in Smithfield, Virginia.

R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be sent to Mr. and Mrs. James E. Haverty at 833 Mayflower Ave., Suffolk, Virginia 23434. Condolences may be registered at



I’m so sorry for your loss Marion was such a wonderful woman. John preformed my wedding ceremony in 1980 at Wesley Memorial in Norfolk. She was a good friend to my parents, Anne & Bill Merten, & remained in touch with them for many years. After my mother’s death, my father stayed in touch a bit & sent her candy each Christmas. I do believe he had a bit of a crush on Marion!
I’m sure your family have wonderful memories of such a lovely woman.

Louann Hughes

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