Alice Allison Kemp, 88, died at her residence in Lincoln on Sunday, April 28, 2013, of natural causes. She was born on November 20, 1924, the second of four children to Frank and Dorothy Allison. She spent the early part of the childhood in Moody at the home of her maternal grandparents, Edward and Davie Weems. She attended school in Moody and the Moody Baptist Church, was where she gave her heart to the Lord at the age of 11. During those early years she was very close to her Granny Allison. She made lots of sweet childhood memories at the side of her granny's old trunk. She moved with her parents to Anniston around 1936 and to then Coldwater. She married the love of her life, Lloyd Amos Kemp Jr. on October 20, 1938 in Calhoun County. During her young married years she was a homemaker. After raising her two sons, she worked for a brief time at the GE plant in Oxford as a professional seamstress. She invested in the lives of many children as a kindergarten teacher at Trinity Christian Academy. She retired in 1988 but continued to invest in others while enjoying gardening, canning, cooking, crocheting, and her family. She spent the past eight years living with her granddaughter, Alyson Kemp Watson. She enjoyed crocheting booties and blankets which she donated to Save-a-life as her mission project. She loved visits from her family and friends. She will be remembered for her selfless contribution to her family. She is survived by a son Kenneth Kemp and his wife, Barbara, of Oxford; a granddaughter and primary care giver, Alyson Kemp Watson and her husband, Lewis, of Lincoln; a daughter-in-law, Susan Harrell Kemp, of Montgomery; a sister, Doris Ford and her husband, Melvin, of Oxford; grandchildren, Sherrie (Jeff) Sutley, of Oxford, Paul (Martha) Kemp, of Dearmanville, Mark (Lynne) Kemp, of Anniston, Annette (Charles) Price of Charlotte, N.C., Myra (David) Mason, of Welborn, Matthew (Naomi) Kemp, of Montgomery, Terry (Valarie) Kemp, of Birmingham; 10 great-grandchildren and 11 great- great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Amos Kemp Jr; a son, Gary Eugene Kemp and a daughter-in-law, Joyce Kemp. Miller Funeral Home will conduct private graveside services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Meadowbrook Baptist Church Library Fund or Save-A-Life, 13 East 13th Street, Anniston, AL 36201. www.millerfuneralhome oxford.com Miller Funeral Home & Crematory Oxford, AL (256) 831-4611 A Brown Service Authorized Funeral Home.
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Published in The Anniston Star on Apr. 30, 2013