Martha Leete Cavaleri Hammond

Martha Leete Cavaleri Hammond of Louisville, TN, passed away February 24, 2011 at Willows in Winchester, TN. She was born on December 29, 1918 in Rossville, GA. Preceded in death by: Husband of 61 years, Al Hammond; Parents, Rev. Emilio Ernesto & Maggie Fairbanks Cavaleri; Son-in-law, Jim Watson. She spent her childhood living in many cities in Tennessee and Alabama – Birmingham, Chattanooga, Lawrenceburg, Oakdale, Knoxville, and Jellico while Rev. Cavaleri served as a pastor for the United Methodist Church. She attended Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, TN and graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1966. Mrs. Hammond taught school in the Knox County School System for many years, primarily Sterchi and Browlow. She was a resident of North Loudon Lake and spent many wonderful years gardening and welcoming friends and family to their lovely retreat. She was a member of St. Mark’s Methodist Church in Louisville. Survivors include: Children, Stuart (Marilyn) Hammond of Rockford, TN, Emily Hammond Watson, Winchester, TN, Susan (Tom) Church of Belvidere, TN, and Bob Hammond of Townsend, TN; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren who call her GG. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Mrs. Hammond’s favorite charity, the Holston United Methodist Home for Children, 404 Holston Dr., Greenville, TN 37743. Family and friends will assemble for graveside service and interment at 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 27, 2011 at Grandview Cemetery with Pastor Larry Devault officiating. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.smithmortuary.com.

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