LaVerne Hampton, 96, of Manila, passed from this life, Monday Sept. 3, 2012 at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born at Morehouse, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Vernon and Maude Bryant Crawford and had lived most of her life in the Manila area. She was a homemaker, the widow of Mr. Rastus Hampton, and a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Manila. Mrs. Hampton loved to work in her yard and cook for family and friends.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Callie Hampton of Manila; two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Jack Brooks of Jacksonville, Fla., and Doris and L.K. Holt, Jr. of Snow Lake, Ark., a brother, Wesley Crawford of Jonesboro; a sister, Georgia Crawford of Steele, Mo. She also leaves five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Manila Cemetery with Rev. William Piercy officiating. Burial was under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Manila.
The family prefers any memorials be made to the Manila Cemetery Association or the Monette Manor Nursing Center.
Friends may sign the online guest register at www.howardfuneralservice.com.