Funeral services for Mr. Ward Kemp, 87, of Whitleyville,  TN,
will be held  at  2 P.M. on Saturday, May 5, 2018, 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 11 A.M. until
time of services.

   He passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at  Unity Medical
Center in Manchester, TN.

 He was born December 4, 1930, in Whitleyville, TN, to the late
Fred Kemp  and  Pauline Kemp.  On  March  13, 1954,  he  was
married to Lanita Parkhurst Kemp, who survives. He owned and
operated  Ward's  Market  from  1958 - 1997, and  also  bought
and sold ginseng. He was an elder at North Springs  Church  of
Christ, and enjoyed being a basketball referee.

   In  addition  to  his  parents, he  was  preceded in death by 1
Brother: Joe Kemp; and 1 Son-in-Law: John Willis.

   Survivors  include   his   Wife:  Lanita   Parkhurst   Kemp   of
Whitleyville,   TN;   3   Daughters:   Cindy  (Howard)  Parker   of
Manchester, TN, Sherri (Don) Willis of Hillsboro, TN, and Betsey
Willis of Hillsboro, TN; 8 Grandchildren; 6  Great Grandchildren;
1  Brother:  Kenneth  (Louise)  Kemp of Greensboro, NC; and 1
Sister: Peggy  Dycus  Pharris  of  Madison, TN.  Several nieces,
nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends also survive.

   Bro. Mason Hensley will officiate at the services.
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