Friday, December 17, 2010

Louie Edwards Kemp

Mrs. Louie Kemp, 93, died on December 16, 2010 at Lakeside Village in Noxapater. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 18th, at First Presbyterian Church, with Dr. Bob Schwanebeck officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 AM Saturday at the church.
Mrs. Kemp was born in Mendenhall in 1917 to the late John P. and Saleta Edwards. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Carter Kemp and her sister and brother-in-law, Judge and Mrs. Henry Lee Rodgers. She is survived by her two daughters, Sharri Hendrix (Joey) of Oxford and Nancy Hall (CA) of Benton, as well as 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Louie received degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi State University where she was awarded a doctorate degree in guidance and counseling. She taught school at Noxapater High School, Louisville High School and Mississippi State University where she also worked in curriculum and research. She was named to the Advisory Board for the College of Education Mississippi State University. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Louisville. She was a past member of the Louisville Junior Auxiliary, Fortnightly Club, Winston County Triad, Winston County Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year as well as a member of the Winston County Hospital Board. She was named a Blue Cross Ageless Hero in 2000 for her community service. She was named Outstanding State Co-ordinator for AARP where she worked with tax-aide and the Legislature to promote programs for the elderly. In 2002 she was named the Republican of the Year and was awarded the Mississippi Governor’s Power of One award. She was a member of the Mississippi Retired Teachers Association, Mississippi Official Women’s Club, and the Mississippi Ladies Bar Association.
Pallbearers are Jamie McMillin, Giles Ward, Charles Bond, John Fair, Niles McNeel, Bennie Hill, and Jimmy McMillin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P. O. Box 50, Memphis, TN, 38101-9929, or the Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 A. C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL, 32256 ( , or the charity of your choice