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Hendrix Folmar Ham

Manchester - Hendrix Folmar Ham (Folmar), of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at the age of 72 following a brief battle with brain cancer. He was born in Elba, Coffee County, Alabama on July 2, 1938. His family then moved to south Florida in 1947. He received a full scholarship from the Miami Herald to the University of Miami where he received his Bachelor’s Degree. He also worked full time for the Miami Herald while attending college. He later received both his Master’s and Specialist’s Degrees. After college, he left the Miami Herald to become a teacher with the Miami-Dade County School System, from which he retired after thirty years of teaching. He then joined the Coffee County School System where he taught at Coffee County Central High School.He was voted teacher of the year by students both in Miami, Florida and at Coffee County Central High School. Throughout his long teaching career, though, he was most proud of his work with the GED program with the Coffee County School System. Through this program he helped many students who would not have otherwise finished school obtain their GED. His program boasted a GED success rate in excess of ninety percent, and he even inspired some to attend college.Following his retirement from the Coffee County School System, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He also proudly served as President of the Coffee County Retired Teachers’ Association for two terms. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Stroud Ham; daughters, Susie Williams and Patricia Honeycutt; sons-in-law, attorney Mark Williams and Dr. Paul Honeycutt; four grandchildren, Brent Williams, Brooke Williams, Bennett Williams and Daniel Honeycutt, all of Manchester; four sisters, Carolyn Seitz (Pembrooke Pines, FL), Margaret Bradbury (Pinellas Park, FL), Doris Leach (Conyers, GA) and Barbara Gibson (Hollywood, FL); and six loving nieces and nephews.
As his request, the family will have a private graveside service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Coffee County Retired Teachers’ Association Scholarship Fund, c/o Barbara Snyder, 320 Fort Street, Tullahoma, TN 37388.

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Coffee County Funeral Chapel
Coffee County Funeral Chapel
786 McMinnville Hwy
Manchester, TN 37355
(931) 723-3330
http://www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com/