Josephine Hammonds

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By The Staff

Josephine “Josie” Hammonds, 79, of Sanders, died June 30, 2009, at Kindred Hospital in Louisville.

Born Sept. 10, 1929, in Boone County, she was the daughter of the late Goebel and Stella Gordy Hensley and was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Hammonds. Josie was a homemaker and a member of Cedar Hill Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sons, Billy Hammonds of Sanders and Leroy Beckham of Owenton; four daughters, Nancy Hammonds of Sanders, Joyce Jones of Owenton, Mary Lou Goodrich of Owenton, and Shirley Wright of Carrollton; three brothers, Junior Hensley of Owenton, Ellis Hensley of Owenton and James Hensley of Warsaw; two sisters, Virginia King of Owen County and Lena Asher of Williamstown; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held July 3, 2009, with Bro. David “Milkweed” Wotier and Bro. David Bailey officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association.

Online condolences may be expressed at mcdonaldandnew.com.