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W. Hampton

Monday, April 28, 2003

Wilma Mae Hampton, the daughter of the late Edward and Velma Kitchens Fritts, was born near Dexter on April 2, 1918, and died at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter on Thursday, April 24, 2003, at the age of 85. Mrs. Hampton had lived all her life in Malden and Dexter. She was a retired seamstress for the Elders Manufacturing Company in Dexter and a member of the Dexter Church of God. On Feb. 16, 1938, she was married to Wilber B. Hampton in Bloomfield, and he preceded her in death on May 25, 1981. Surviving are two brothers, Wilfred Fritts of Flint, Mich., and George Fritts of Pacific; and four sisters, Emma Niehaus and Eva McKinley, both of Dexter, Delores Maloney of Malden and Betty Killian of Poplar Bluff. She was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Ann Fritts. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2003, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2003, at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Rick Patterson of Dexter officiating. Interment will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.

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