Josephine Azuba Hammonds, 86, of Lometa died April 9, 2019 at City Hospital at White Rock in Dallas.

Funeral service will be April 12 at 2 p.m. at Lometa United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Center Cemetery. Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas has charge of arrangements.

Josephine was born June 5, 1932 in Lometa to O.L. Davis and Viola Maxwell Davis. She was raised in Lometa and after high school, Josephine graduated from North Texas State University.

She taught school in many places: Irving, Richardson, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Copperas Cove and Lometa. She also earned her master’s degree from Southern Methodist University.

Josephine was a member of Lometa United Methodist Church, where she served as church instrumentalist for many years. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star and Daughters of the American Revolution.

She is survived by children Thomas C. Hammonds III, Jo Anne Burris and Mary Ellen Wilson; grandchildren Carrie Johnson, Kyle Burris, Thomas C. Hammonds IV, Lyric Hammonds, Austin Hammonds and Jack Wilson; great-grandchildren Cade Johnson, Caroline Johnson, Thomas C. Hammonds V, Maggie Mae Hammonds, Alex Hammonds and Emma Burris; brother, O.L. Davis Jr.; nephews Luke Davis, Matthew Davis and Lynn Davis; and a niece, Laurie Jo Davis.

Josephine was preceded in death by her twin brother, John L. Davis.