Funeral services for Lanita Parkhurst Kemp, 84, of  Whitleyville,
TN, will  be  held  at  1  P.M.  on  Saturday, May  11,  2019,    at
Anderson  -  Upper  Cumberland  Funeral Home in Gainesboro,
TN. Burial will follow in the John L. Clark Memorial  Cemetery  in
the Stone community of Jackson County, TN.

The family will receive friends on  Saturday  from  10  A.M.  until
time of services.

She  passed  away  on  Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Unity Medical
Center in Manchester, TN.

She was born July 16, 1934, in Red Boiling Springs,  TN, to  the
late  Loulas  Leland  Parkhurst   and   Selina  Elizabeth  (Bettie)
Parkhurst. On  March  13, 1954, she  was  married  to  the  late
Lovell Ward Kemp. She  worked  as  an administrative assistant
in  the  Jackson  County school system, and was a homemaker.
She was  a  member  of the North Springs Church of Christ, and
an  avid  gardener. She  adored  her  family, and enjoyed being
the matriarch. She also enjoyed cooking, and was a great cook.

In  addition  to  her  husband and parents, she was preceded in
death  by  3  Brothers: Faulby Parkhurst,   Roy Parkhurst,   and
Tommy  Leland  Parkhurst;      4  Sisters:   Reba  Jones,  Oleda
Thomason,  Geneva Glass,  and  Freda Mitchell;   1  Grandson:
Eric Parker; and 1 Son in Law: John Willis.

Survivors   include   3   Daughters:   Cindy   Kemp   Parker  and
husband, Howard Parker; Sherri Kemp Willis and husband, Don
Willis; and Betsey Kemp Willis;  Grandchildren:  Brandon Parker
and wife, Sarah;  Bethany Parker Addison,  Kelsey Willis,   Cory
Willis and wife, Meagan;  Evan Willis;  Caleb Willis;  Micah Willis;
and  Granddaughter  in  law:   Terry   Parker;   Brother  in  Law:
Kenneth Kemp  and  wife,  Louise;  and  Sister  in  Law:   Peggy
Kemp  Dycus  Pharris. Numerous nieces,  nephews,  and  great
grandchildren also survive.

Mason Hensley will officiate at the services.
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