Solomon H. Hampton, the son of Solomon Hampton and Peggy Maggard Hampton, was born Aug. 18, 1875,
and departed this life June 30, 1958, age, 82 years, 10 months, 12 days.
In his young manhood he met and married Dora Dixon. To this happy union 12 children were born, 8 girls and 4
boys. They are: Millard, Troy, Llyod, living, and J. P. who died in defense of his country. The girls Mae Hampton,
deceased, Mrs. Essie Caudill, Mrs. Stella Collins, Mrs. Virgie Back, Mrs. Grace Caudill, deceased, and Mrs. Edna
Jean Hampton; also Anna Marie Hampton and an infant daughter, both deceased in infancy.
Uncle Solomon, as he was called by his host of friends, joined the Doty Creek Church of Old Regular Baptist June
15, 1941, and was baptized into full fellowship July 12, 1941.
After the passing of his first wife he spent a few lonely years without a companion. Then he met and married
Susan Fields with whom he seemed completely happy until he was taken away.
In his passing his good wife has lost a faithful companion. His children a loving father. His church a consecrated
member and his community a well-loved citizen who will be greatly missed; but all these losses we feel are
heaven's eternal gain, since he has only gone on to be reunited with Sister Dora, Mae, Grace, J. P. and the two
little ones who preceded him in death. May the God of all grace help the bereaved children and friends in their hour
of grief and sorrow.
If Daddy could speak, I believe he would say as the poet has said:
"Oh weep not for me, I am anxious to go,
To that haven of rest where tears never flow;
I fear not to enter that cold lonely ward;
For soon I shall rise from the old churchyard.
Yes, soon I shall join that heaveny band,
Of glorified souls at my Saviour's right hand
Forever to dwell in bright mansions prepared,
'For the saints, who shall rise from the old churchyard."
Writt'en by a son-in-law,
Rev. Herman Caudill.