Ralph Hamm PDF Print E-mail

James Ralph Hamm, 87, of Prosperity, died Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Born on May 24, 1932 in Newberry, he was the son of the late James Ira and Florence Eargle Hamm. He served during the Korean War in the US Army. Mr. Hamm retired after 37 years as an educator and coach. He retired from Lewsville High School in Richburg, SC and Fairmont High School, Fairmont, NC. He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church and the church Men's Club. He sang in the Men's Choir and the Chancel Choir and was a former Sunday School Teacher. He also sang with the Newberry Volunteer Singers.

Mr. Hamm is survived by his wife, Violet Simmons Hamm; sons, James Ralph (Mary Ann) Hamm, Jr. of Bahama, NC and Ira Bennett Hamm of Fayetteville, NC; daughters, Elizabeth Ann Young of Newberry and Mary Hamm (John) Keith of Rock Hill; five grandchildren and three great-grandsons. He was predeceased by sisters, Emily Mitchell and Rachel Reeves.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, January 10, 2020 at Zion United Methodist Church by the Rev. R.T. Bowling. Burial will follow at 3:00 pm at Elmwood Cemetery in Fort Lawn, SC. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Zion United Methodist Church Renovation Fund, 80 Zion Circle, Prosperity, SC 29127.




#12 Sheriff Lee Foster 2020-01-12 07:44
Please accept our family's condolences. We appreciate his service to God, Country, and his community. May God be with you during this time of loss. Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia
#11 Peggy Evans Smith 2020-01-10 20:45
So sorry to hear of Coach Hamn death.. He was my Basketball coach snd PE teacher at Pageland High School.. He tauggt me a lot and I truly respected him. He was a great man.
#10 Becky McKinnon Wetze 2020-01-10 18:59
I am so sorry for your loss. I was in first grade with MARY in Pageland, SC. Thoughts and prayers are sent for all of you.
#9 Kathy Fowler 2020-01-10 12:16
Sorry to hear about the passing of Ralph. Praying for Violet, Mary and Bennie may God wrap his arms around you.
#8 Charles Strong 2020-01-10 11:04
May God bless u all at this time Mr Hamm was a great man with a whole lot of love for everyone he was a great man good with u all
#7 Marcia Miller 2020-01-10 09:57
Mr. Ralph was an inspiration to everyone. I especially remember him being proud of his coaching career. He will be greatly missed by his church family.
#6 Laural Harris Coleman 2020-01-09 16:46
My Condolences and prayers during this time. Mr Hamm was a great teacher at Lewisville. He will always be remembered. Much Love and peace to you all.
#5 Billy & Edith Morris 2020-01-09 10:10
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Ralph.. Mr. Ike and Mrs. Florence will welcome him home as well as Emily and Rachel
Billy & Edith Morris
#4 Bruce Connelly 2020-01-09 06:51
Violet and family so sorry for your loss. Ralph was a special friend and touched many lives including mine. God must have needed a great leader and chose Ralph, Thank you God for sharing this great man with us. May God bless and keep you and your family
#3 Martha Waldrop 2020-01-08 22:10
So sorry to hear this. Prayers to the family
#2 Pat Roddey 2020-01-08 19:42
Praying for all of the Family. Coach Hamm taught me a lot of things about life and Sports playing football for him at Lewisville High School. Much Love and Respect for him. He will be Greatly missed.
#1 Karen and Emma West 2020-01-08 17:06
We were so sorry to hear of Mr. Ralph’s passing. You all are in our thoughts & prayers. May Christ wrap his arms around each of you during these troubling times.