Ray M. Hammonds Sr., 54, SSA computer specialist

June 21, 1996

Ray M. Hammonds Sr., a Social Security Administration computer specialist who coached Little League baseball, died Tuesday of lymphoma at his home in Hampstead. He was 54.

He began his career at SSA as a mail clerk in 1959 and at the time of his death was in charge of the computer help desk at the agency's Woodlawn headquarters.

Born in Elkins, W.Va., he moved to East Baltimore when he was a child and attended city schools.

He was an avid golfer and helped coach the Hampstead Lions Club Little League baseball team.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Eline Funeral Home, 934 S. Main St. in Hampstead.

He is survived by his wife of 11 years, the former Diana Diaz; four sons, Ray M. Hammonds Jr. of Glen Burnie, Robert Childress of Woodlawn, and Scott A. and Kevin M. Hammonds, both of Hampstead; a brother, Howard Hammonds of Dundalk; and two sisters, Janet Morgan of Rosedale and Rella Farlow of Richmond, Va.

Pub Date: 6/21/96

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