STEPHENVILLE- Funeral services for Mary Etta Wardlaw Hammit, 91, widow of Ray Turknett will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel with Werth Mayes officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. (one hour prior to services) on Friday at Stephenville Funeral Home.
Mary Etta was born in Hale County to the late Roy Eathan and Harriett Audney Applewhite Wardlaw. She married Kenneth Hammit on Oct. 18, 1942 in Plainview. Kenneth preceded her in death Sept. 1, 1994. She married Ray Turknett on Jan. 20, 1996 in Stephenville. She was a member of the Needles, Thimbles and Scissors Group, a member of the Graham Street Church of Christ, a bible school teacher and taught with the Kindercare program at Graham Street Church of Christ. Mary Etta was a housewife and she has lived the past 61 years in Stephenville.
Mary Etta is survived by her husband Ray Turknett of Stephenville, daughter Sharon Edington of Goldthwaite, grandchildren David Larner of Morgan Mill, Becky Weatherly of Bronte, Marty Larner of Stephenville and Kirk Edington of Goldthwaite, great-grandchildren Lariat Larner, Hanna Weatherly, Whitney Edington and Will Edington, brother Bobby Wardlaw of Hale Center, brother-in-law Jim Evans of Morgan Mill and several nieces and nephews.
Mary Etta was also preceded in death by a daughter Doris Hammit Evans on March 18, 2008, a son-in-law, Jack Edington and by two brothers Roy Eathan Wardlaw, Jr, (who died in service to his country during WWII), and William Louis Wardlaw.
The Hammit and Turknett family wish expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to Fosterís Home for Children in Stephenville.
Online condolences may be made at www.stephenville.com.