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Lucyle Hampton, Grundy County Trustee, is the recipient of the 2013 State of Tennessee Trustee of the Year Award. The Tennessee County Trustee’s Association bestows this award in recognition of Hampton’s exemplary service to the State of Tennessee and to the citizens of Grundy County.
“Ms. Lucyle is an outstanding county official,” said Grundy County Mayor Lonnie Cleek. “We are all very proud of her and this much deserved award. She exemplifies the true nature of a public servant, by always giving her all to everything she does.”
Elected to the position of Grundy County Trustee in 1998, Hampton has enthusiastically served the people of her county with a commitment to efficiency and punctuality. Her warm demeanor and hardworking spirit make Hampton a worthy recipient of this award. Hampton’s commitment and dependability are well noted by her fellow trustees.
Lucyle and her husband Glenn “Rip” Hampton have been married 51 years and reside in Tracy City. They are members of the Tracy City Church of Christ and are the proud parents of two children, Angela Sylvester of Tracy City and Scott Hampton of Chattanooga. Mr. and Mrs. Hampton have six grandchildren, who they enjoy spending time with.
“You would think that anyone that is that busy would somehow neglect their family, but not Lucyle!” said Deputy Trustee Linda Childers. “She loves her family! Just ask any of them! She is always there regardless of what all she may have done during the day. Her love for family runs deep. She and Rip support their grandchildren at all of their ballgames or special events. All of this and never misses a day from work. She gets to work before everyone and makes the morning coffee. She opens the doors and gets the courthouse ready for the day. We all love and appreciate her dedication to the citizens of this county, to the office of Trustee, and to her family.”
“Grundy County is blessed to have such an outstanding Trustee,” said Gayle VanHooser, Grundy County Register of Deeds. “Lucyle works hard for the citizens of our beautiful county and is so deserving of this great honor. Out of all 95 counties in the State of Tennessee, our “Lucy” won! Her hard work and dedication has brought a very positive light to Grundy County. As Nathan Sanders appropriately said, “We Love Lucy!”
“Hampton goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that the citizens of Grundy County are well served, and this award so honors those many years of service,” said fellow Trustee Randy Kelly.