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In Memory of . . . Lawrence M. Hamby (1926-2011)

Posted By Janette M. Lallier, Monday, September 26, 2011
The Rev. Lawrence M. Hamby died on August 28, 2011. He was 85 years old.

Rev. Hamby was born in Atlanta, GA, on February 25, 1926, to L.M. and Ethel (Mills) Hamby. Rev. Hamby graduated with a BA from Emory University in 1948 and Tufts University's Crane Theological School in 1962 with a Bachelor of Divinity degree.

He served at the Community Church of New Orleans, where he was ordained in 1962; the Unitarian Congregational Society of Grafton, MA; the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg, PA; and the All Souls Unitarian Church of Augusta, ME. In later years, he served as a Chaplain in the Civil Air Patrol of the UA Air Force in Brunswick, GA.

Rev. Hamby served as the Membership and Growth Chair for the Unitarian Universalists of Coastal Georgia. He also served on the board of the Unitarian Universalist Retired Ministers and Partners Association.

A celebration of the life of Rev. Larry Hamby will take place on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens, 780 Timothy Rd., Athens, GA.

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