Betty Hampton

Monday, June 10, 2024

Betty Jean Hampton, 86, of Fairdealing entered the gates of Heaven Saturday, June 8, 2024 surrounded by her family.

Betty was born Oct. 2, 1937, in Keiser, Arkansas to the late Bolden and Helen (Rice) Thrasher. She has been a resident of Fairdealing for 62 years.

She was united in marriage to Rev. Paul Hampton Sept. 29, 1956, in Rockford, Illinois. Betty was of the Southern Baptist faith and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. She retired from Southwestern Bell and a member of numerous organizations, including Telephone Pioneers, Samaritanís Purse, Womenís Missionary Union (WMU), Democratic Womenís Association, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the AARP.

Betty always kept beautiful plants and flowers and especially enjoyed spending time with all of her family and friends.

Survivors are one brother, E.B. Thrasher of Oklahoma; and one sister, Maedean Thrasher of Potosi. Also surviving is one son, Jerry Hampton and wife Becky of Fairdealing; one daughter, Carol Morris and husband Jimmy of Fairdealing; six grandchildren, Chris Zink and wife Rachel of Poplar Bluff, Malinda Roark and husband Andy of Fairdealing, April Aud and husband Doug of Poplar Bluff, Angela Phillips and husband Tim of Fairdealing, Tiffany Williams and husband Terry of Poplar Bluff, and Myra Aquino and husband David of Florida; great-grandchildren, Austin, Aaron, Allyson, Isaac, Eli, Dominick, Ashley, Allison, Hunter, Gavin, Ethan, Nathan, Lily, Taylor, Brant, Breann, Jace and Luca; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Betty was preceded in death by her loving husband, Rev. Paul Hampton; her parents, Bolden and Helen Thrasher; and two brothers, Boyce Thrasher of DeSoto and Daniel Thrasher of Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Visitation will be noon, Wednesday, June 12 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Doniphan with funeral services following at 2 p.m. with Rev. Luther Abbott officiating. Burial will follow at Center Hill Cemetery in Fairdealing.

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