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Cherokee County Obituaries

Carl Freeman Hamby

©2020 Tahlequah Daily Press
Tahlequah, OK
September 16, 2011
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

TAHLEQUAH Services for Carl Freeman Hamby, 97, of Welling, will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Green Country Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Charles Duvall.

Pallbearers include Bret Hamby, Justin Hamby, Dennis Hamby, Gary Hamby, Leroy Qualls and Zack Hamby. Honorary pallbearers are Robert Ryals and Jim Robbins. Interment will follow in the Manus Cemetery under the care of Green Country Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at tahlequahfuneral.com.

Carl Hamby was born May 18, 1914, in Missouri, the son of John and Dora (Wortham) Hamby. He passed from this life on Thursday, Sept. 15, in Tahlequah. Carl married Florence Irene Brock, Feb. 3, 1935. They were married 67 years and lived in Welling until her passing on March 5, 2002.

Carl was a member of the Welling General Baptist Church. He was known as a hard-working, generous man. He held many jobs in the area. He retired from Cherokee County District 3 following many years of service. In his earlier days, he enjoyed fox hunting with his brothers and father.

He has been preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Delbert Hamby and Marion Hamby; and grandsons, Wayne Robinson and Mark Hamby.

Carl is survived by his sons, Estel Hamby of Park Hill and Don Hamby and wife Donna of Muskogee; daughters Melba Seymour of West Columbia, Texas and Vivian Holt of Angleton, Texas; grandchildren Sherry Qualls, Chris Hamby, Bret Hamby, Gail Trahan, Justin Hamby, Christopher Hamby, and Tabitha Hamby; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren along with many other relatives and friends.

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