MIDDLEBURG, Fla. – Joan Alma (Whitley) Howard, wife of Gerald Hampton, died peacefully April 29, 2006, at her home in Middleburg, Fla. from complications of lung cancer. She was born May 13, 1943, in Newport, youngest child of the late Herbert and Marjorie (Patchell) Whitley. She graduated in 1961 from Newport High School, Newport. She lived in Maine until 1987, when she moved to Florida. She is survived by two daughters, Kim (Howard) Kapteyn of Massachusetts and Sunni-Kris Howard of California; four brothers and one sister, Herbert Whitley Jr. of Pittsfield, Faye Willey of Jacksonville, Fla., Norman Whitley of Norway, Maine, Donald Whitley of Lincoln, and Paul Whitley of West Gardiner; and three grandchildren, Alyssa, Alexandria, and Nicholas Kapteyn.