SPRINGFIELD — James Hampton, a member of St. Alice Parish here, died June 28 after a short illness. He was 69.

He worked in the printing industry and was an avid reader and writer who applied his talents writing plays that were regularly presented at the Walterville Grange.

He is survived by his wife, three children, one brother, two sisters and numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Alice Church at 1 p.m., Monday, July 7.