Winfred Winslow “Wimp” Hampton, age 83, of Vass, died Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at his home.

A funeral service will be held on  3:00 pm Sunday at Carthage Elementary School Auditorium. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive AME Zion Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2:00 pm-2:45 in the Auditorium.

A native of Moore County, he was the son of the late Joseph & Julia McLaughlin Hampton. Wimp retired from Moore County Schools in 1992 where he was a well loved custodian by both co-workers and students for over 37 year.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Mary Hampton and a daughter Lisa Ross.

He is survived by: his wife, Lynda Cotton Hampton; two sons, James (Rose) Hampton of Philadelphia, PA, Winfred Hampton, Jr. of Monroe, GA; four daughters, Janet Mason of Sanford, Pamela Hampton of Carthage, Kay Hampton of Arden, Hope (Anthony) McKinnon of West End; two step-daughters, Krystal Bowe of West End, Gabriel Harris of Cameron; four sisters, Willie Mae Cobb of Raleigh, Agnes McKeithen of Vass, Josie Hampton of Fayetteville, Brenda (Elijah) Newkirk of MD; brother, James (Alexis) Hampton of MD; niece, Kathy Hampton of Fayetteville; God-daughter, Jessica Burt of Fayetteville; 16 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 3 step-great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Hampton family.


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  1. Wimp, what great memories when I think of you way back in my Elementary school days at Carthage. We all knew you and your smile and somehow you magically knew all our names. You will always be
    missed. Prayers for your family.

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