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April 15, 2024

Elizabeth “Sid” Hammer

Elizabeth “Sid” Hammer

Elizabeth “Sid” Hammer, 97, of Taylorsville, passed away on Monday, August 7, 2023, at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

She was born September 6, 1925, in Alexander County, the daughter of the late AY Stoney Burke and Ollie Colvert Burke.

She was a homemaker and loved every minute of it. She was a lifetime member of Beulah Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in her garden, loved helping others and bringing people to church, and helping with meals on wheels. But most of all, she enjoyed her family and traveling with her friends.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Hammer; a son, Harold Hammer; a daughter-in-law, Martha Hammer; three grandchildren, Harold Joel Hammer, Ramie Smith, and John Hammer; her sisters, Mary Lou Wike (Joe) and Margaret Elder (Jay); and her brothers, Bud Burke (Jeanette) and Woodrow Burke (Wilma).

Those left to cherish and honor her memories include her daughter, Debbie Hammer; her son, Tommy Hammer (Margaret); her grandchildren, Jesse Hammer, Jarrod Hammer (Angel), Joshua Smith, Jeff Hammer, Steve Hammer (Diana), and Heather Smith; her great-grandchildren, Evan Elder (Taylor), Maddox, Hagen, Payton, Macey, Chelsea, Allison, Madison, Katie, Josie, and Colton; her great-great-grandchildren, Riley, Paislee, and Teagan; a special niece, Alene Keller; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, August 12, 2023, at Beulah Baptist Church. Rev. Allen Fox will officiate. Burial will follow in the Taylorsville City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service.

Jarrod Hammer, Joshua Smith, Jesse Hammer, Evan Elder, Barry Waddell, Colton Hammer, Hagen Smith, Steve Hammer, Jeff Hammer, and Maddox Hammer will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Beulah Baptist Church.

Condolences may be sent to

Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to be serving the family of Elizabeth “Sid” Hammer.

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