Originally created 05/16/04

Mrs. Lucile Kemp (BLAIRSVILLE, Ga.)



BLAIRSVILLE, Ga.- Mrs. Lucile Tucker Kemp, age 92, passed away on Friday, May 14, 2004, at her home following an extended illness. Mrs. Kemp was born on May 29, 1911 in Elberton, Ga., the daughter of the late George Tucker and the late Mindora Thomas Kemp. Mrs. Kemp held a Bachelors Degree from Georgia State College for Women, 1932 and a Diploma from Milledgeville State Hospital School of Nursing, 1934. For 40 years she was engaged in Nursing Education, having retired from the V.A. Hospital in Augusta in 1975 as Associate Chief of Nursing Service for Education. Mrs. Kemp was a leader in fostering professional nursing organizations and held offices in both the American Nursing Assoc. and the National League for Nursing at both district and state levels. She served for a two year appointment to the Board of Nurse Examiners for Nurses of Georgia. She was a devout member of the United Methodist Church and a valued teacher of Adult Sunday School Classes and of Un ited Methodist Women. While a member of Trinity on the Hill Church in Augusta she was recognized as "Teacher of the year for teachers of adult classes". She was preceded in death by her husband, Retired Lt. Col. George A. Kemp of Augusta in 1976. Mrs. Kemp was a member of The First United Methodist Church of Union County. Surviving Mrs. Kemp are three sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Eva Kemp of Blairsville, George and Cecilia Kemp of Augusta, Dr. Doug and Dr. Ginny Kemp of Athens; one sister, Aline Tucker Kemp of Calhoun Falls, S.C.; 10 grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. Many other relatives and friends also survive. Graveside services will be held on Monday, May 17, 2004, at 2 p.m., from the Westover Memorial Park Cemetery, Augusta, with the Rev. Eddie Herring officiating. The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements. Sign the guestbook at Aug ustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle May 16, 2004