MANNING - James Douglas Hammett, 86, widower of Lee Dupree Hammett and Sarah Jane Smith Hammett, died on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence.

He was born on Feb. 21, 1931, in Manning, a son of the late Fredrick Douglas Hammett and Celia Elizabeth Samuels Hammett.

Wake services will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Funeral services for Mr. Hammett will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at Hayes F. Samuels Sr. Memorial Chapel, 114 N. Church St., Manning, with the Rev. Dr. Leroy Green officiating, Pastor Edward L. Sanders presiding, Minister Gregory Blue and Pastor Julie Ann Hayes assisting. Burial will follow at Cypress Fork AME Church Cemetery, Alcolu.

The family is receiving friends from 5 until 9 p.m. daily at his residence, 1845 Flinn Road, Manning.

These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC, Manning.