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Mary Ann Hampton

mary-ann-hampton-1Mary Ann Hampton, 72, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2016 in her home. She was born on September 30, 1943 to Fred V. and Dorothy (DeHart) Hampton. She was a 1961 graduate of Mena High School. Mary was an active member of First Baptist Church serving in various aspects of the church, she helped where she was needed, she also loved gardening, sewing and doing craft projects. She was a longtime sales associate for J.C. Penny and a former real estate salesman. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, William Dale Stricklin.

A family held memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 15, 2016 at First Baptist Church in Fort Smith, Arkansas. A graveside service for friends and family will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 17, at Pine Crest Cemetery in Mena, Arkansas. Cremation is under the direction of Ocker-Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith, Arkansas.

She is survived by her daughter, Jane Miner and her husband Steve of Hatfield, AR; a brother, Fred Hampton and his wife Cynde of Mena, AR; a sister, Brenda Cunningham and her husband Dennis of Mena, AR and two granddaughters, Stephanie Huffmaster and her husband Matt and Brittney Battenfield and her husband Jeff.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church 1400 Grand Ave. Fort Smith, AR 72901.

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