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A resident of the Ava community for many years Andrew M. Hagaman, son of Leroy S. Hagaman and Dorothy Parsons Hagaman, was born on Oct. 22, 1918, in Flushing, N.Y., and departed this life on May 3, 2006, in Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, at the age of 87 years.
Andy was a resident of the Ava community for many years. In Andy’s lifetime he worked at various occupations. After he had received his agriculture degree he owned a nursery. He later became a fireman and a truck driver for Wallace Williams Trucking Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II, having achieved the rank of sergeant.
Andy was a custodian for the Douglas County Courthouse and later served the community as a Douglas County deputy sheriff for several years. He was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church and attended the First Southern Baptist Church in Ava. Andy was a loving servant to this community and will be missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter.
He is survived by two daughters, one son and two grandsons. He is also survived by the Singleton family whom Andy was like a brother to for over 25 years.
Services will be held Saturday, May 6, at 2 p.m., at the Clinkingbeard Chapel, Ava, with the Rev. Tom Maples officiating and eulogy given by Sheriff Gary Koop. Interment will be in the Ava Cemetery with full military honors by American Legion Post 112 and VFW Post 5993.
Visitation is Saturday from 1 p.m. to service time at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to Gideons International.
Services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava.