Whitesburg KY

Bernice Smail dies at 79

Bernice Hampton Smail, 79, of Blackey, died March 30 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.

She was the daughter of the late Willie and Elma Bowling Hampton.

Surviving are a brother, Relon Hampton of Dry Fork; a sister, Betty Ruth Hampton Hatton of Blackey; seven nieces, Teresa King, Betty Combs, Mary Jo Johnson, Lisa Kerr, Sheila Hampton, Windy Hampton and Elisa Hampton Mehaffey; and three nephews, Bernard, David, and William Hampton.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Letrell Hampton and L.D. Hampton, and a nephew, Steven Hampton.

Funeral services were held April 2 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Hampton Cemetery at Jeremiah.

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