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Ray E. "Snort" Hampton, 73, of Enfield, died at 4:55 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, 1997, at the Hamilton Memorial Hospital. He was a retired licensed practical nurse, having worked at Elgin State hospital in Elgin.
He was born on March 26, 1923, in Hamilton County, a son of Ray and Grace (Moore) Hampton. He married Billie Sharpe in 1944, and she died in 1980. On June 11, 1982, he married Anita Martin, who survives. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #677 in Enfield, Scottish Rites of Southern Illinois, AINAD Temple of East St. Louis and Sword of Bunker Hill, American Legion Post #106. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of McLeansboro Eagles Lodge #2699, Elks Lodge #1882, DAV #51, Benton and Albion Moose Club #621.
There were Masonic services at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 24, 1997, during visitation. The funeral was at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro. Rev. Robert Sefried officiated. Burial in Brush Harbor Cemetery with graveside military rites by American Legion Post #106.
Mr. Hampton is survived by his wife Anita; one son, Danny Hampton and wife Dana of Elgin; two daughters, Rowena Scott of McLeansboro and Mary Jordan and Husband Dave of Carmi; step-children, Larry Moles and wife Donna of McLeansboro, Jimmy Moles and wife Anita of McLeansboro, Gary Moles of McLeansboro, Charlotte Martin and Leroy Griffin of New Castle, Wyoming.; five brothers, Edward Hampton of McLeansboro, Ralph Hampton of Riverside, California, Marion Hampton of Mattoon, Illinois, Noel Dean Hampton of Belvidere, Illinois, Rev. Stanley Creighton Hampton of Carmi, Illinois; one sister, Ruby Rose of Springerton, Illinois; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.