Brown M. Hamer, Jr. ’58

Brown M. Hamer, Jr. ’58, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., died Nov. 7 after a short battle with cancer. He was born March 1, 1936, in Florence, S.C., to the late Brown McCallum Hamer 1922 and Louise Gary Haynsworth Hamer of Dillon, S.C. He earned his Eagle Scout Award in 1952 and his Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm Award in 1953. While attending Davidson, he played football and was a member of the Delta chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. In 1958, he graduated with a B.S. in economics. During his career in corporate accounting, he worked for Beaunit Corp., Shakespeare Co., Wilbur Driver Co., and Amax Inc. From 1983-95, he was president of Hamark Enterprises d.b.a. Orangeburg Ace Hardware. Hamer was a lifelong member of Mackey Lodge 77 A.F.M., served a term as state secretary of the S.C. Chapter of the National Association of Accountants, was a trustee of the R.P. Hamer Sr. Cemetery Association, and was a former member of the Lions Club. He was a charter member of Trinity Presbyterian Church and the American Diabetes Association, both of Orangeburg. Hamer is survived by his daughters, Sara Anne Hamer Edmonds and Elizabeth Gary Hamer Albrecht (Robert), 7780 Pintail Dr., Fayetteville, NC 28311-7404; and three granddaughters, Katherine Louise Edmonds, Emma Louise Albrecht, and Rebecca Marie Albrecht. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Pickett Hamer, and his sister, Margaret Louise Hamer Floyd.