Sylvia Emaline Hampton, 97, of Stone Brooke Suites, Gray, Ga., died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at her residence.
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. She was a member of the Senior Citizen's Group of Independence, Va., and a retired teacher.
She was preceded in death by a son, Carl Gene Hampton; daughter, Sylvia Jane; brother, Eugene Phipps; sister, Ailene Phipps; grandson, Frederick Joseph Hampton; and by her former spouse, Reid Hampton.
Survivors include 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, Georgia; sister-in-law, Emma Phipps of Mouth of Wilson, Va.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Her funeral service was held Jan. 20, 2013, in Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel, Independence, Va., with grandsons Sam Hampton and Todd Hampton officiating. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery, Sparta, N.C., on Jan. 21, 2013, with Sharon Cowart officiating.