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“I am so saddened to hear of Donna's passing. She was such a sweet and awesome lady. When I first started with Extension, Donna helped me navigate...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Kim Monroe - Leesburg, VA

“Randy and family,So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I remember her as a sweet and kind lady. I will keep you all in my prayers.Chloe...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Chloe Blevins Greer - Abingdon, VA

“So sorry for your loss prayers for all you miss her so much. ”
3 of 25 | Posted by: Melissa Mann - Bristol, VA

“So sad this was one great lady I was blessed to have her in my life for so many great years. She will be missed. Thoughts an prayers Randy and Thresa ”
4 of 25 | Posted by: Dena Halsey - Independence, VA

“So sorry to hear about Donna (Mom). My thoughts & prayers are with Randy, Teresa, Hamm & Shaw families for their loss of a caring & amazing lady. ”
5 of 25 | Posted by: Ann Aker Neal - Saltville, VA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hamm family. May God give you peace during this sad time. ”
6 of 25 | Posted by: Samantha & Matt Cutshall - VA

“Randy & Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you , I am sorry for the loss of You're Loving Mother Donna a wonderful Lady kind and sweet to...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Donna Day - Marion, VA - Friend

“Randy and family of Donnas..I'm so sorry to hear this sad news...Donna was a sweet friend to so many..she will be missed so!!May God comfort you all! ”
8 of 25 | Posted by: Janie McCready - Friend

“Randy, sisters & families, Very sorry to hear of Donna's passing. Randy & our Julie were in school together so I saw Donna there. She always had a...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Alma Jean & Carl Pennington - VA

“I am saddened and socked by Donna's passing. I enjoyed working with her on the Apple Festival. Every time I ran into her in town she was always...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Mary LeClair - Chilhowie, VA

“Randy I am so sorry to hear this and I will miss just knowing she is out there giving her sweet time to whomever needed it. She was always so kind...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Imigene Martin - Marion, VA

“Met Donna through genealogy discovering that we are second cousin and when driving through Virginia was able to meet. Very warm and loving person. ...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Debby Kocsis - Mentor, OH

“Mom was such a blessing yo so many of us growing up the things she did will never ever be forgotten truly a angel got her wings ”
13 of 25 | Posted by: Priscilla Roberts - Speedwell

“So sorry for you loss. God be with you during this time. She shared crochet patterns with me and I will miss being able to check with her. A...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Wanda Johnson - Elizabethton, TN

“I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to your family in your time of need ”
15 of 25 | Posted by: Chellie Davidson - Rural Retreat, VA

“Randy, Teresa, Morgan and family, I am so sorry for your great loss. She definitely was a great lady in so many ways. We at the Tuesday night Crochet...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Deborah Carter - Floyd, VA

“Randy,Teresa and family.Please know I am so sorry about the loss of your sweet mom.She was a fine,sweet,Godly lady.She always treated my family and...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: peggy williams - chilhowie, VA

“So very sorry. Donna was such a wonderful lady. Thank you all for sharing her with so many people! She will truly be missed. ”
18 of 25 | Posted by: Amanda Sheets Alsbrook - VA

“Randy and Family we are so sorry to hear about Donna, our thoughts and prayers are with you ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: Jackie & Anna Lee French - VA

“You will be missed rip Donna ”
20 of 25 | Posted by: Linda Reynolds - Richburg, SC

“Randy & family, I am so sorry to hear of this sweet, amazing woman's passing. To all of us 1980's 4-H'ers, there was no one who could compare to...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Tina Gillespie Farmer - Marion, VA

“Dear family,I actually went to school and graduated with Sandy, but Donna was a good friend. She will be missed by so many people because she was so...Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Lenora Brown - Chilhowie, VA

“Most of my childhood, as well as adulthood, was spent calling her Momma Donna. I will forever cherish those memories and the lessons she taught me!!...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Jennifer Testerman - Chilhowie, VA

“Prayers for all of the family are sent your way. Donna will be missed by many. ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Linda Dean - Marion, VA

“My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family. This beautiful lady will be missed by so many as she touched so many in our community. May God...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Vicky Cole - Chilhowie, VA


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Mary Donna Hamm, known to many as "4-H Mom", left us unexpectedly and gained her Angel wings on Tuesday June 18, 2019. Donna was born June 5, 1951 in Bristol, TN to Roby Lee and Pearl Taylor Shaw. She attended Lebanon United Methodist Church in Chilhowie where shewas a true and faithful member. She retired from Virginia Cooperative Extension, where she worked as the 4-H Agent for Smyth County.
In addition to her parents, Donna is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Hamm; sister, Sandy Hart and two brothers, Ed Casaday and Ronnie Shaw. Survivors include a son, Randy Hamm of Chilhowie, VA; two daughters, Teresa Blevins and fiancé Roger Williams, of Chilhowie, VA and Betty Hamm, also of Chilhowie; sister, Wilma Rutherford of Bristol, TN;brother, Bill Casaday of Charlottesville, VA; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Donna impacted so many lives throughout the years that she had become a pillar of the community. She considered everyone that she came in contact with as family and loved and treated them as such.
Funeral Services will be held 11 AM, Saturday, June 22 at Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie with Rev. Luther Roberts and Pastor Jeanne Denton officiating. Family and friends may visit on Friday, June 21 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery following funeral services. Flowers are welcome, however, donations to the LUMC Memorial Fund at 16019 Kittyhawke Dr. Chilhowie, VA 24319. Friends and family are welcome to gather at Randy's house, 318 Shawnee Trail, Chilhowie, VA. To make condolences to the family please visit www.williamsfuneralhomeofchilhowie.com. Williams Funeral Home of Chilhowie is serving the Hamm Family.