Hildred Bell Cammon

Published 1:44 pm Monday, January 10, 2022

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Hildred Bell Cammon passed away on Jan. 9, 2022, at LaGrange Hospice. She was 104.

Mrs. Cammon was born on Sept. 18, 1917, in Heard County, Georgia, to the late Mr. and Mrs, Cliff H. Bell. She was the oldest of four daughters.

Mrs. Cammon graduated from Martha Berry College in Rome, Georgia. She and her husband Robert owned and operated Cammon’s Seafood and Poultry in LaGrange until their retirement in 1972.

After their retirement, they owned and operated a Chevron gas station on the corner of Broad and Greenwood Streets.

Mrs. Cammon then went on to attend West Georgia Technical School, receiving her Certified Nursing Assistant degree.

Mrs. Cammon was an active member of LaGrange First United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Verdie Miller / Mary Wills Sunday School Class and a volunteer driver with Meals on Wheels. She was a member of LaGrange Woman’s Club and was a Pink Lady volunteer at West Georgia Medical Center.

Mrs. Cammon was an avid golfer and member of the Highland Country Club Ladies Golf Association. In 2010, the association established a golf scholarship in her name.

Mrs. Cammon is survived by her sister Barbara (Vernon) Dudley of Hiram, Georgia; daughter Nancy Cammon of LaGrange; son Robert B. Cammon, Jr. (Dorothy) of LaGrange; granddaughter Margaret Cammon Sanders (Tim); great-grandchildren Caroline and Ben Sanders of Thomasville, Georgia; and nephew Eric (Anne) Bearden, grandniece Channing Bearden and grandnephew Chase Bearden, all of Nashville, Tennesee.

Mrs. Cammon was predeceased by Robert B. Cammon, Sr., her husband of 51 years; grandson Clifford Robert Cammon; and sisters Grace Bell Hendricks and Sarah Bell McDade.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Meals on Wheels program of LaGrange First United Methodist Church.

A private graveside service will be held on Tuesday at Shadowlawn Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of LaGrange. Dr. John Beyers and the Reverend Ben Wills will officiate. 

Higgins Funeral Home at Hunter Allen Myhand, (706) 884-5626.