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Ginger Lou Hammons

September 4, 1950 — January 7, 2023

Ginger L. Hammons, 72, of Battle Creek, MI unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at her home.

Ginger was born on September 4, 1950 in Oliver Springs, TN, to McKinley Ray Sr. and June (Smith) Hammons.

In 1969, shortly after their graduation, Ginger married her high school sweetheart and former husband, Danny Cavinder, Sr., who proceeded her in death.

Surviving Ginger are her children, Gretchen Lynn (Mark) Good-Smith of Hudsonville, MI and Danny (Jennifer) Cavinder Jr. of Battle Creek, MI; six grandchildren, Aaron, Joe, Michael, Danielle, Brianna and William; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Connie During of Kalamazoo, MI and Vickey (Thomas) Hullinger of New Haven, IN; three brothers, McKinley Ray Hammons Jr. of Marion, IN, Terry (Nancy) Hammons of Elkhart, IN, and Steve Hammons of La Porte; uncle, Freddy (Helen) Smith of Oliver Springs, TN; aunt, Carolyn Hammons Liles of Petros, TN; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as her dog, Gidgit, who was her longtime companion.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Randy Lynn Hammons; niece, Kimberly Sue Zimmerman; and ex-husband.

Until her retirement, Ginger held several positions as a Certified Nursing Assistant, floral delivery driver, auto parts factory worker, construction worker, and a balloon and novelty shop business owner.

She loved spending time with her family and having family cookouts.  Ginger also loved to sew, collect dolls, create crafts, color, draw, watch old movies, and collect tools.  During the years she owned the balloon and novelty shop, she enjoyed clowning as Ginger Snap.  Her creative talents were expressed through her clowning, costume rentals, and balloon art.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor Daniel Akins officiating.  Burial will follow at Pine Lake Cemetery.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2023, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Disability Network of Southwest Michigan, 517 E Crosstown Pkwy, Kalamazoo, MI 49001 or the Humane Society of South Central Michigan, 2500 Watkins Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49015.

Condolences may be shared with the family on www.cutlercares.com.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ginger Lou Hammons, please visit our flower store.

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Saturday, January 21, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

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Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center

2900 Monroe Street
La Porte, IN 46350

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Celebration of Life Service

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

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Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center

2900 Monroe Street
La Porte, IN 46350

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