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Mrs. Hampton
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GRAY: Sylvia Emaline Hampton, 97, of Stone Brooke Suites, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at her residence. The family greeted friends one hour prior to a 2:00 p.m. funeral on Friday, Jan. 18, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home in Gray. The Revs. Ricky Varnell and Jason Wade officiated. Funeral services were also held by Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in Independence, Va., with burial at Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery in Sparta, N.C.

Mrs. Hampton was born Feb. 23, 1915, in Mouth of Wilson, Va., and had lived in Gray for the past seven years. She was the daughter of the late Eugene Isom Phipps and Verna Gentry Phipps. Mrs. Hampton was a member of Cox’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Grayson County, Va., where she was also a member of Cox’s Chapel Grange. Mrs. Hampton was a member of the Senior Citizen’s Group of Independence, Va., and a retired teacher. She was preceded in death by a son, Carlgene Hampton; daughter, Sylvia Jane; brother, Eugene Phipps; sister, Ailene Phipps; grandson, Frederick Joseph Hampton; and by her former spouse, Reid Hampton.

Mrs. Hampton is survived by her daughters, Reeda Rimmer of Salisbury, N.C., and Anita Carter of Boone, N.C.; son and daughter-in-law, Nolan and Jane Hampton of Cleveland, N.C.; daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Hampton of Gray; sister-in-law, Emma Phipps of Mouth of Wilson, Va.; eight grandchildren; and by six great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Mary Ann Hampton at 672 Highway 22 East in Gray.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Gray United Methodist Church Building Fund, 117 S. Jefferson St., Gray, GA 31032; Cox’s Chapel Cemetery Fund, c/o Dennis J. Cox, 1722 River Bend Road, Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363; or Shiloh Cemetery Fund, c/o Walter Lee Hampton, 1173 U.S. Highway 221, Sparta, NC 28675.

Bridges Funeral Home and Crematory in Gray had charge of arrangements. Please visit the online memorial at

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