Andrew Thomas “Hammy” Moak

Andrew Thomas “Hammy” Moak
March 28, 1936 – January 8, 2021

1936

Andrew Thomas “Hammy” Moak was born March 28,1936 in South Carolina to John Leslie Moak, Sr. and Kate Branham Moak

1940 Census Information:

Leslie Moak (30) lived in Kershaw, South Carolina, with his wife, Kate Moak (30), and children;  Jasper Moak (10), Ruth Moak (8),  Andrew Moak (4), and Nellie Moak(2) also in the home was Tallie Goff (40) a hired hand. The family owned a farm house with a reported value of $600.00. Leslie farmed and Kate kept house. Jasper and Ruth attended school. Andrew and Nellie were too young to attend school and were kept at home.

1951

On October 28, 1951, Hammy Moak was listed in the newspaper article “Winners in Future Farmers Swine Show at Fair Listed.

On November 15, 1951, Hammy Moak was listed in the newspaper article “Joe Rawl and Fred Meetze Take Honors at Pig Show.”

1953

On October 14, 1953, Hammy Moak was listed in the newspaper article “Despite Weather Kershaw County Fair Attracts Record Throngs.”

1954

On March 10, 1954, Hammy Moak was listed in the newspaper article “Blaney Pupils Visit ‘Record‘”

1962

On June 30, 1962, Andrew Moak was listed as a brother of the bride in the newspaper article, “Moak – Fisher Wedding Is Conducted.”

1963

On September 9, 1963, Andrew T. Moak was listed as an usher in the newspaper article, “O’Quinn-Goodwin Vows Pledged in Walterboro.”

1964

On January 6, 1964, Andrew Moak was listed as an active pallbearer in the obituary of Elmer Leo Moak

1977

On November 28, 1977, Hammy Moak was listed in the newspaper article “Catfish Stomp Set For Dec. 3

1978

On March 19, 1978, Andrew T. “Hammy” Moak was listed as a living son in the obituary of John L. Moak Sr.

1979

On March 8, 1979, A. T. “Hammy” Moak was listed in the newspaper article “Camden Man Asks Elgin Vote Recount.”

On April 13, 1979, A. T. “Hammy” Moak was listed in the newspaper article  “Moak Wins Kershaw Seat.”

1987

On October 21, 1987, Andrew T Moak, was listed as a living brother in the obituary of Mrs. Kate Branham Moak.

On August 12, 2015, Hammy Moak, was listed as a living brother in the obituary of Martha Ruby Moak “Beady” Jeffers.

1988

On April 1, 1988, Hammy Moak was listed in the newspaper article “S.C. Election Filings by County.

On June 15, 1988, Hammy Moak was listed in the newspaper article “Kershaw incumbent glides to Nomination.”

On June 29, 1988, Hammy Moak was listed in the newspaper article “Peebles captures runoff for Kershaw nomination.”

On November 9, 1988, Hammy Moak was listed in the newspaper article “Kershaw picks Kelly and Moak.

1989

On March 16, 1989, A. T. “Hammy” Moak was listed in the newspaper article “Jeffers Place Residents Commend County’s Decision to Maintain Road.”

1991

On February 14, 1991, Hammy Moak was listed in the newspaper article “Rally to honor troops in gulf

1992

On June 24, 1992, A. T. “Hammy” Moak was listed in the newspaper article “Moak seeks new term on Kershaw County Council.”

On June 27, 1992, A. T. “Hammy” Moak was listed in the newspaper article “Almost 100 Candidates Vying In 2 Counties Richland, Lexington Ballots Are Crowded.”

On August 12, 1992, Hammy Moak was listed in the newspaper article “Kershaw council vote not likely until ’93

On September 11, 1992, Hammy Moak was listed in the newspaper article “Kershaw County draws fire for at-large chairman plan.”

On November 19, 1992, Hammy Moak was listed in the newspaper article “LEAD, COPPER IN ELGIN WATER

1993

On September 12, 1993, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew T. Moak was listed as the parents of the bride to be in “Moak-Julian

On October 17, 1993, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew T. Moak was listed as the parents of the bride in “Julian-Moak.”

2000

On July 7, 2000, Andy Moak was listed as a living son-in-law in the obituary of Rita Moore Dorroh.

2004

On December 12, 2004, A.T. “Hammy” Moak, was listed as a living husband in the obituary of Mary Dorroh Moak.

2015

On August 12, 2015, Hammy Moak was listed as a living brother in the obituary of Martha Ruby Moak “Beady” Jeffers.

2016

On July 1, 2016, Hammy Moak, was listed as a living brother in the obituary of Jack Moak, Sr.

2021

ELGIN – Andrew Thomas “Hammy” Moak, 84, passed away at home on January 8, 2021.

He was a dedicated and loving husband, dad and ‘Papa Silly’.  If you were blessed enough to know him well, you will miss his kindness and his humor. He was hard-working, always learning and generous.

He was born on March 28, 1936 to the late John Leslie Moak and Kate Branham Moak. He was married to Mary Diane Dorroh  Moak in February 1966 and was by her side when she passed away in December 2004. He served in the US Army, and worked in newspaper printing before opening Hammy’s BBQ in 1969.  He also served on the Kershaw County Council.

He is survived by his daughter, Mandy Julian (Danny) of Willow Spring, NC and his son, Drew Moak of Columbia, SC, as well as his granddaughters, Rebekah, Emily and Natalie. He is also survived by his siblings, Ruth Brown, Nettie Campbell (Junior), Belva Fisher, Jeanette Anderson, Kathy Brown (Harold) and John L Moak Jr.  

In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by his son, Daniel, his brother, Jack Moak and his sister, Ruby Jeffers

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