Friday, June 22, 2012

Larry G. Hemphill

Mr. Larry Gale Hemphill, 59, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2012, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle in ColumbusMississippi.  Visitation will be  Sunday, June 24, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in LouisvilleMississippi.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 25, 2012, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Trent Jaudon officiating.  Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Mr. Hemphill was born on September 13, 1952.  He was a retired Staff Sergeant in the Army National Guard, a member of Poplar Flat Baptist Church, and a Mason.

Mr. Hemphill is survived by his wife of 38 years, Beverly Jo Bennett Hemphill of Louisville,Mississippi.  He is also survived by three daughters,  Deidere Lea McDill of McComb, Mississippi; Jennifer Rebekah Kirk and husband, Jeremy, of Prattville, Alabama; and Kimberly Gail McDill and husband, Trey, of Louisville, Mississippi; and one son, Kevin Hemphill.  Larry has nine grandchildren: Caleb Hunt, Drew McDill, Austin Catt, Erin Kirk, Tristen McDill, Zachary McDill, Kelsey Kirk, Graison McDill, and Hayden McDill.  Mr. Hemphill was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Eva Dell Sullivan Hemphill; his brother, Jerry Hemphill; and four sisters.

Pallbearers will be Terry Kelley, Ralph Clark, Charles Kupis, Romack Smith, John Coleman, Mike Patrick, and Joe Luke.  Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of Troop A 98th CAV ofLouisville.  Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association National Headquarters, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 800WashingtonDC 20004 or to St. Jude Children’s ResearchHospital, Tribute Program,     P. O. Box 1000 Department 142, MemphisTN 38148-0142.  Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus AvenueLouisvilleMS is handling the arrangements.  You may sign the guestbook at