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“Miles was a joy to know. He always sung TUMBLING TUMBLEWEEDS to me. He's surrounded by angels and LOVE. He will be sorely missed on Earth, but...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Mary Cooper - CHARLESTON, SC

“I have childhood good childhood memories of Uncle Miles especially during the big gatherings of the family at the Hammett farm in Gaffney. He was a...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Charles N. Hammett III - MT

“Prayers to all of the Family. Ken has fond memories of Uncle miles our love and condolences from the Texas family Ken and Billie Jane Hammett. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Billie Hammett - Harleton, TX

“Sending prayers to all of the family. Ken has fond memories of Uncle miles. Our love and condolences Ken and Billie Jane Hammett Harleton Texas ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Billie Hammett - TX - Family

“As a friend of Linda Walker, I have heard many wonderful things about Mr. Hammett. Although it is always a sad occasion to lose a family member or a...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Ashley Gardner - Mt pleasant, SC

“Sending our condolences and love to all. Uncle Miles was good man. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Kimberly Hammett Hannan - Diana, TX

Miles Wood Hammett, 94, of Charleston, South Carolina, widower of Gertrude Stewart "Trudy" Oltmann Hammett entered into eternal rest Saturday, March 7, 2020.


Miles was born July 15, 1925 in Gaffney, South Carolina, son of the late Charles Nesbitt Hammett and Addie Childers Hammett. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran serving from 1943 to 1946,and spent 37 years in Seabees as a Reservist and retired as Senior Chief Petty officer with 39 years of service. Miles was also retired from the S.C. Highway Dept after 39 years as a Bridge Construction Engineer. He played with the St. Louis Browns Farm System in Mayfield, Kentucky and also played in Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee league and with the Georgia and Alabama leagues. He was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Charleston Elks Lodge #242, Elks Glee club, member of the American legion #147, Fleet Reserve Association, Charleston Muni Golf course, Rascal II Golfing Group, Minor league Baseball Alumni Association and a member of Pinecrest Baptist Church.

He is survived by a son Richard Miles Hammett and his wife Donna from Columbia, SC, a daughter Robin Taylor from Gaffney, SC; four grandchildren; Brandon Wallace Hammett and wife Shanda from Rock Hill, Emily Kristin Herbig and husband Jeff from Blythewood, Lindsey Brown and husband Benji from Boiling Springs, and Kendall Taylor from Gaffney; four great grandchildren; Thomas Herbig and Paden Elizabeth Herbig from Blythewood, and Paden Patterson and Taylor Patterson from Boiling Springs; brothers and sisters include Ray Hammett, Peggy Agardi, Frank Hammett and Mary Gibbons; step-children, Billy Oltmann (Glenda), Stewart Allen Oltmann (Judy), Judy Bennett (Jim) and Linda Walker all of Charleston, SC and numerous step-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff at Ashley Garden Memory Care and Crescent Hospice.

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