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Community mourns passing of longtime resident

October 10, 2018


By Tamas Mondovics

The town of Mountain City is now mourning one of its most loved, respected and longtime members who died earlier this week following an accident while transporting his tractor on Lumpkin Branch Road just south of Dug Hill Road in Mountain City.According to Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Willie Hammons, of Hubert Taylor Road in the Forge Creek area died Monday afternoon (10/8) a result of his injuries.

Johnson County Sheriff Eddie Tester said that the tractor began sliding off the trailer, while it was being moved. Sadly, Mr. Hammons was unable to get out of the way in time. Tester said that as a result, Mr. Hammons passed away shortly after the accident, which occurred around 3:30 pm. Mr. Hammons will be greatly missed by many in the community who had the privilege to know him. Mr. Hammons was 75.