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Marion HAMPTON Obituary
HAMPTON, Marion Haggard Marion Haggard Hampton was born in Porterdale, Georgia on April 16,1924. She was the second of five sisters and two brothers. All of her sisters preceded her in their homegoing. Edith Marion Haggard graduated Porterdale high school in 1941. In October of 1942, she married the handsome young man (Earl Hampton) she met at the post office earlier that spring. They were soon blessed with a daughter (Diana) and two years after, a son (Earl Jr.). The family lived in Porterdale, Douglasville, and East Point, Georgia. After raising two children, they were blessed with a surprise son (Brian) in 1962. The family's journey left Georgia in 1968 to live in Apple Valley, Minnesota which was a big change. In 1975, they were able to move back to Georgia, residing in Dunwoody. Her husband Earl left us in 1990 to be with the Lord. Marion left Dunwoody for Covington, Georgia in 2007 to be near her siblings. She really wanted to get back to Atlanta, and in 2013, she moved to Brighton Gardens Assisted Living on Lenox Road in Buckhead. She quickly made many friends at Brighton Gardens and insisted on helping everyone she met. Helping anyone and everyone was how Marion led her life. Marion was accomplished in many things in life, but her greatest talent was in sewing. She made her own patterns and never saw a piece of clothing she couldn't make. Work life in Georgia consisted of bookkeeping jobs. The last one was at Fort McPherson where she was proud to pay for the expansion of the golf course from 9 to 18 holes. With moving to Minnesota, she was able to spend more time in the home. She never found a challenge she couldn't meet. When they couldn't find a mason to build a brick wall next to the new driveway, she proceeded to build a brick wall. After all, she had seen it done before, she was certain she could do it, and she did. She instilled the same can do ethic in her children and grandchildren. Upon moving to Dunwoody, Marion and Earl became members at Winters Chapel United Methodist Church, where they attended until Marion moved away. In her life Marion never met a stranger. She was socially active in bowling, golf, bridge, bingo, gardening and contributed many hours to the American Legion and loved to dance. We like to think that our pretty butterfly has now landed in heaven. Marion is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Diana and Wally Cowan, son and daughter-in-law Earl and Marilyn Hampton, son Brian Hampton, brothers and sister-in-laws Charles and Sharon Haggard, Sid and Jeanette Haggard, grandchildren Edie Roth, Melanie and Kevin McPeake, Earl and Tracy Hampton III, Kevin Hampton, Bret Hampton, Moriah Hampton and Wade Hampton, and a great grandson Tucker Ward Hampton and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother and father, Willie Mae Mozelle (Parks) Haggard and Charles Walker Haggard and her four sisters Doris Hatchell, Hazel Cordell, Gladys Kerbow and Charlene Bell. Services will be held Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 12:00pm at Winters Chapel United Methodist Church with a visitation beginning at 11:00am.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 9, 2016
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