of Mountian View, AR
April 12, 1948 - February 8, 2024
Marsha Hammer, 75, passed on February 8, 2024. She was born April 12, 1948 to Tressie Alice Hudson and John Tazwell Hudson in Charleston West Virginia. Marsha met David Michaelle Hammer and they were married in 1970.She is survived by David and step daughters Debra Ward, and Michealle Smith, three step grand children and lots of great grand children.Marsha had a love for Bluegrass. She started going to Bluegrass festivals and gospel singings in the late 1970's. The first Dobro that Marsha had was a 1935 Nashville Dobro. She started taking lessons and learned to play and read music. After her talent improved she bought a 1984 Hound Dog Dobro and played with a gospel group called Israel Lights. The group played at churches and other Bluegrass events. Marsha attended and played at many jam sessions and learned to play with a lot of different people. In the early 1980's she was in a group that was formed at this time called Poke Salad Pickers and at played Bluegrass events which ended in 1990. Marsha and some other ladies got together and formed the group known as Chicks with Picks, and they played in Mississippi and Louisiana events. Then along came Molley. Molley was their baby puppy who is now thirteen years old. Marsha loved Molley and they all three enjoyed going for rides in the golf cart. David and Marsha moved to Mountain View in 2013 and has been playing Bluegrass ever since. Marsha went to the court square and played every Tuesday at the Jam. She has played at the Jimmy Driftwood Barn for seven years and also on the Court House Stage, Senior Citizen's Center, and at the Pickin' Park and at Pleasant Grove. Marsha has made a lot of good friends and music throughout time on earth and plan on playing Dobro for God and His Angels, for she knew that it is God who gives life and talent to play and that it was not in her own ability but she gave God all the honor and glory for the life He gave and the gift and talent to play her Dobro. Marsha is survived by her husband, David Hammer; her two step-daughters, Debra Ward and Michaelle Smith.Marsha is preceded in death by her parents, John and Tressie Hudson.Marsha will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.Visitation will be held Thursday, February 15, 2024, at Roller Crouch Chapel in Mountain View, 1:00 PM. Funeral Service will be Thursday, February 15, 2024, at the Roller Crouch Chapel in Mountain View, Arkansas, 2:00 PM Interment will follow at the Mountain View Historical Cemetery. Speaker will be Steve Holloway. Pallbearers are David Wright, Joe Moore, Chuck Widmore, Sammy Lawrence, Russ Phenix, and Jim Pitts.Honorary is Jon Birkey.Roller Coffman Funeral home in Mountain View, Arkansas is in charge of the arrangements.
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Mountain View Ar lost another great musician. Marsha was one of the best. Prayers for all
Mike we are so sorry to hear of Marsha's passing! She was such a joy to be around!
Mike, I'm so sorry to hear about Marsha's passing. She was such a sweetheart. I have missed y'all since I quit the hospital. My thoughts & prayers are with you.
Mile so sorry for your loss. Praying for you.