obituary Ceilia Reid Hammill Southern Pines

Ceilia “Dolores” Reid Hammill, 89, of Southern Pines, passed away on Friday, December 18, 2020 at The Greens at Pinehurst Rehabilitation and Living Center in Pinehurst.

She was born January 23, 1931 in Centerview, NC (Cabarrus County) to the late Luther Powell Reid and Mary Cook Reid.  She studied Art and was the Lead Designer at Cannon Mills (later Fieldcrest-Cannon Mills) in Kannapolis, NC before she married.  She married her late husband, Henry, in 1953, and they moved to Southern Pines in 1961 to open Southern Motor Parts (NAPA).  She was a member of Southern Pines United Methodist Church, where she was a Bible Study and Women’s Circle Group Leader.  She was also a member of the Southern Pines D.O.E.S. and volunteered with the American Red Cross. She also served as a Moore County Board of Elections Judge and was an Assistant Girl Scouts Leader.   She and her husband enjoyed square dancing and eating out with friends on Friday nights.  She was an avid traveler and missed her goal of visiting all 50 states by just two. 

Dolores is survived by her daughters, Kendra Hammill Knoernschild and husband Kevin of Holden Beach, NC; Selena H. Shaw and Robert Evans of Wake Forest, NC; son, Albert Hammill and wife Virginia of Southern Pines, NC; 8 grandchildren, Matthew Lang, Alexandra Lang Ramirez (Frank), Jason Knoernschild (Leslie), Carrie Knoernschild, Alan Mabe (Meredith), Stephanie Kelly (Devin), Meredith Childs (Bradon) and Jennifer Shaw; and one great-grandchild Claire Knoernschild.  

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests contributions be made to Southern Pines United Methodist Church Preservation Fund, 175 Midland Rd. Southern Pines, NC 28387.

A walk-through visitation will be held on Sunday, December 20, 2020 from 2:00PM – 4:00PM at Boles Funeral Home, 425 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Southern Pines, NC 28387, COVID guidelines will be observed.

A graveside service will be held at Pinelawn Memorial Park on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 11:00AM, with Rev. Tommy Sweeley officiating.

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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