MRS. MELBA M. HAMPTON – 75 – IMC Agrico Phosphate Co.
BARTOW -- Mrs. Melba M. Hampton of Bartow died of complications from a stroke Sunday (July 13, 2003) at her home. She was 75.Born March 29, 1928, in Bradley, she came here from Mulberry 50 years ago. She was a secretary for IMC Agrico Phosphate Co. for more than 30 years. She was a member of the Bartow Lioness Club and Bartow Senior Friends Club. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bartow.
Mrs. Hampton was preceded in death by her husband, R.E. "Buddy" Hampton.
She is survived by her daughters, Sherri Hampton Little and Jan Hampton, both of Bartow; and one grandson.
Visitation will beTuesday at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, Bartow. Services will be Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association P.O. Box 3236, Lakeland, FL 33802. – Ledger, July 14, 2003 )
> Melba Susan Mills & Ralph Edwin Hampton married in Polk County on May 15, 1954.
> Ralph Edwin Hampton – B: Sept. 11, 1926 – D: Dec. 6, 1978- buried in Wildwood Cemetery, Bartow,Polk Co.,Fl.