Sarah Irene Singleterry Hampton

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Sarah Irene Singleterry Hampton was born April 14, 1927 in Wynne, Arkansas to Walter and Jennie Newsom Clark. The family later moved to Biscoe. After graduating high school, she married Robert Allen Singleterry (Pop) and they made their home in Biscoe. Upon the death of Allen, she married Henry Hampton, Sr. (gran). When asked how she would like to be remembered, she replied “she loved” and her life exemplified that love. Love is a feeling of deep affection for someone, to like or enjoy very much, and to express affectionate approval. How did Irene love?


This love was expressed by her service: GA leader, Bible School director and women’s Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed cooking meals for those in need and loved visiting the shut in’s. Irene had been a member of Biscoe First Baptist Church since 1942. 1 John 4:19 We love because he first loved us.

SHE LOVED HER FAMILY, raising 5 children, all faithful Christian adults. Harmonious gatherings were a great delight to her. Such a loving and devoted wife, mom, doc, Aunt Rene, but if you asked her, her favorite name is was “Nana”. Be sure her grands and great grands were the cutest and smartest around.

She is survived by her five children:

Terry Singleterry

Mitzi Osborne and husband, Paul

Gail Childers and husband, Kerry

Lynne Gibel and husband, Don

Gwyne Wilkins and husband, Wayne

7 Grandchildren:

Kyle Childers (wife, Sarah)

Kelly Childers

Jared Wilkins (wife, Sarah)

Jenny Coates (husband, Clay)

Irina Taylor

Rachel Gibel

Scott Singleterry

Her greatgrands are Max Childers, Brayden and Kinsley Taylor, Mantle and Remi Coats, and Adeline Wilkins.

Other family members are Jessie “Bo” Clark and wife, Danese as well as many wonderful nieces and nephews.

SHE LOVED HER FRIENDS. She loved sending cards of encouragement and inspiration. Her home was a constant traffic of friends because all were always welcome. And, yes, she was a great cook!

Irene was a source of joy and inspiration to many, always determined and willing to help. She spread much happiness and will be remembered for her love, and she will be greatly missed.

There will be a visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at the Biscoe First Baptist Church. A graveside service will be held 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, December 15, at the Oakland Cemetery in DeValls Bluff.

The family requests memorials to Biscoe First Baptist Church , P.O. Box 297, Biscoe, Ar. 72017.

7 thoughts on “Sarah Irene Singleterry Hampton”

  1. Ms Irene exemplified love! She accepted my family as part of her family and treated us as such. She displayed Christ-like love. What a godly lady!!!

  2. Ms Irene one of the most beautiful women inside and out. Treated my family like her own. She was so loving and giving and yes an excellent cook. We truly felt a part of her family during those times of gathering with them all for a special occasion. Those special shopping trips were a blast. As life goes sometimes we don’t stay in touch as we should but this lady never left our hearts. A honor to know her but most of all to love her and be loved by her. Life on earth won’t be the same without her but Heaven will sure be a more joyous place. Love thoughts and prayers to Terry, Mitzi, Gail, Lynn, Gwynn and grandkids and great grandchildren.

  3. She was my favorite Aunt always a smile on her face and welcoming. She had a special place in my heart.
    My Mom would take me to Aunt Irene’s ever summer we called it the camp. And it was like going to camp the swing at the lake, woods to explore and of course VBS. What wonderful memorable childhood years I had with her and my cousins. Even after I became an adult she would keep in touch by writing letters to let me know how everything was going on. She will be truly missed. Heaven has gained a Special Lady
    My thoughts and prayers and love to everyone.

  4. Billy and Gail Booth

    As a remarkable lady in many ways, Mrs. Irene left an amazing legacy that will be dearly cherished by all those who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers continue for her family. May God’s Word and His Holy Spirit (the
    Comforter) provide strength, comfort, and assurance in this time of sorrow.

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