George ""Hamp"" Hampton Uzzelle III, age 75, a native of Glen Allan, MS and resident of Fairhope, AL died peacefully on Monday, December 9, 2013. Son of the late Mildred and George Uzzelle, he is survived by his wife of 50 years, Kathleen Walker Uzzelle; his children, Kathleen Tierney Uzzelle, Anne Uzzelle Smith (Tommy), George Hampton Uzzelle IV (Bridget); five grandchildren, Walker, Evans and Tipton Smith and Edith and Rosemary Uzzelle; other close family members and many friends. He is preceded in death by his sister Ann Uzzelle deYampert. Valedictorian of his class at the Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN (1956), Hamp then graduated from the University of Virginia (1960), and Tulane University Law School (1969) where he was on the Law Review. After six years as a naval aviator and Captain of the United States Marine Corps, he practiced maritime law with Hand Arendall, LLC in Mobile, AL for 44 years. He was active in numerous professional and civic organizations, serving as Chairman of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (1988) and for many years on the Advisory Committee, member of the Alabama Bar Assoc., Mobile Bar Assoc., Maritime Law Assoc. of the US, American Waterways Operators, Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway Assoc., and the Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Mobile. Hamp was active in the Episcopal Church, taught Education for Ministry, and served on the Board of L'Arche Mobile for over thirty years. In lieu of flowers, his wishes were that donations be made to L'Arche Mobile, 151 S. Ann St, Mobile, AL 36604 http://www.larchemobile.org A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 12:30 pm at All Saints Episcopal Church, 151 S. Ann St, Mobile, AL 36604. Visitation begins at 11 am. A loving husband, father and grandfather to his family, Hamp loved to laugh and was the loudest supporter on the sidelines of all of our games and activities. He was an avid sailor, a world traveler, amateur photographer, and a fan of all music genres. He taught us all to be generous, honest and kind, and to live life to the fullest. The family invites you to share your condolences online at www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
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Published in The New Orleans Advocate from Dec. 11 to Dec. 15, 2013