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Gloria Kemp, obituary

Gloria Fisher Kemp, 85 of Franklin, died Nov. 6, 2012 after a long illness.

She was born in Winona, Miss. on April 20, 1927.

Mrs. Kemp attended Central High in Jackson and graduated in 1945. She was editor of the high school newspaper, The Tiger Talks. She graduated from Milsaps College in Jackson.

She married Marion Thomas Kemp of Jackson in June of 1948. Mrs. Kemp taught elementary school in Jackson for several years.

The Kemps moved to Franklin, Tenn. in 1975. She worked for many years at the Heritage Foundation of Franklin, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving the historic resources in Franklin and Williamson County. She also bought antiques and books and sold them through Winchester Antique Mall in Franklin.

Mrs. Kemp was a cancer survivor. She was an avid reader of newspapers and literature throughout her life. Her favorite authors were from Mississippi, particularly William Faulkner and Eudora Welty.

The Kemp family are members of First Presbyterian Church of Franklin.

Her parents were Weeta Doxey Fisher (of Jackson) and P.D. Fisher. Siblings were the late Weeta Ellen Fisher Colebank of Natchez and the late Doxey Fisher of Jackson. She had four sons, Thomas, Kevin, David, and Christopher Doxey. Mrs. Kemp is survived by grandchildren Elliott and Catherine.

A service was held at the First Presbyterian Church Nov. 12, 2012.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 101 Legends Club Land, Franklin, TN 37069.

Arrangements are by Williamson Memorial Funeral Home in Franklin.

11/15/2012, Williamson Herald

Posted on: 11/15/2012


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