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Rites held for Lowell Hampton

Lowell Hampton, 82, of Eolia, died December 13 at Johnson City Medical Center.

A son of the late James W. and Vonda Sturgill Hampton, he was a brother of the late Cleo Brock, Audrey Engle, and Lester Hampton.

Mr. Hampton was a retired coal miner with more than 35 years experience, and a 20-plus year member of the United Mine Workers of America.

He enjoyed gardening, loved to tinker, and could fix almost anything.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Barbara Parsons Hampton; a son, Greg Hampton and wife Tammy of Eolia; a granddaughter, Kayla Hampton; and three sisters, Ruby Adams of Eolia, Laura Fields of Cowan, and Wanda Marie McKnight and husband Melburn of Eolia.

Funeral services for Mr. Hampton were held December 14 in Pound, Va., Graveside services were held December 15 at the J. D. Maggard Cemetery at Eolia.

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