Laurie Cox Hemphill

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Mrs. Laurie Cox Hemphill, 85, of Mobile went to join her husband, Dr. A.F. Hemphill Phd, on Sunday May 25, 2014, at NHC Healthcare. Dr. Hemphill passed away earlier this year on January 24, 2014. They are survived by their son, Dr. Frederick Leigh Hemphill and his wife, Ginger Lynn McEwen Hemphill, of Anniston; grandchildren, Anne Louise Carr Hemphill, Benjamin Frederick Hemphill and Carlton Harris Hemphill; step-grandchildren, Chase Fair and wife Corey, Ashley Brooke Alexander and husband Russell; great-grandchildren, William Carr, Henry Carr, Shianne Fair, Noah Fair, Logan Alexander, Jacob Alexander and Cooper Alexander; special niece, Maro Manning and husband Rick; cousin, Peggy Cox; and friends, Ann Baird and Virginia Gould Hemphill. They were preceded in death by their son, Charles Andrew Hemphill; her brother, Henry Foote Cox; his brother, Robert Hemphill and his sister, Marie Malone and husband Robert. Mrs. Hemphill served as class president, cheerleader and president of the Student Government Association in high school. She was an avid bird watcher, loved to read and was the queen of scrabble. She and Dr. Hemphill shared the love of classical music, he played the French horn and was drum major in high school. She loved to watch Lawrence Welk and always spoke kindly of others. Dr. Hemphill served in the US Navy during WWII as an aviation mid-shipman. He received his BS, Masters and Phd degrees at the University of Alabama and taught biology at Spring Hill College in Mobile for over 30 years. He built his own airplane, obtained his pilot's license, and he and Laurie would travel to different cities for dinner. He was an avid radio control airplane and railroad modeler. They will both be greatly missed but their love will carry on in celebration of their love for one another and for others. The photo shown above was made on their wedding day. Their marriage lasted 67 years on this earth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimers Research at or to the Spring Hill College Biology Research Department, 4000 Dauphin St. Mobile, AL 36608. Online condolences made at
Published in The Anniston Star on May 27, 2014
Arrangements under the direction of:
Gray Brown-Service Mortuary
1329 Wilmer Ave | Anniston, AL 362014651 | (256) 236-3441
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