28 August 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - James D. Ligon

                                                                      James Ligon

James D. Ligon, 77, former owner of Hamill Mfg, died last Thursday at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.

  His funeral Sunday was one of the largest ever in Almont.

  Hamill, which had 4 plants in the Thumb area, manufactured automotive parts. He retired about 8 years ago.  Since then, he and his wife, Mary, who survives him, divided their time between Ocala, Florida and their home in Almont.

  He was a member of Almont F & A.M. No. 51, a life member of RAM and a member of Knights Templar in Romeo.  He had been a prime mover in founding the Almont-Romeo Community Hospital.  In Ocala he was a member of the 1st Christian Church.

  He was born Sept. 5, 1902, In Nebo Kentucky, son of John & Georgia Ligon.

  Mr. Ligon leaves three sons, James Thomas of Almont, Robert Morris of Scotsdale, Arizona, and Richard Glenn of Delmar, California;  2 daughters, Patricia Ann Sexton and Mary Jean Campbell both of Almont; a brother, Robert Glen of Jacksonville, Florida; two sisters, Mrs. Lilly O'Bryan of Detroit and Mrs. John Mahan of Nashville, Tenn., 19 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

  Services were held Sunday in the First Congregational Church in Almont with the Rev. Larry Rieck officiating.  Burial was in West Berlin Cemetery.  Arrangements were by Muir Bros Funeral Home in Almont.

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