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Obituaries for April 29, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Randall "Randy" Wyatt Kemp, 56 of Newbern, died Thursday, April 26, 2012 in Dayton, Ohio.

Blessed is the man whose strength is in you, whose heart is set on pilgrimage. Ps. 84:5

Randy was the beloved husband of Cindi and father of John, Lauren, Miranda, and Wyatt. He was a warrior in spirit and life, and his legacy is built of determination, strength, wisdom, big dreams, and above all his unswerving faith in a loving God. He counted among his most precious blessings the honor of being a husband, father, and provider, and he fulfilled those roles to the utmost of his ability. He would be moved by the outpouring of love shown to his family by his friends and community. Thank you to everyone who has surrounded and comforted us during this time. Dad, you fought the good fight. You finished the race. You kept the faith. We love you and will miss you until we meet again.

Born Monday, Aug. 22, 1955 in Gadsden, Ala., he was the son of the late Ulric Uldine Kemp and the late Laura Irene Wyatt Kemp.

He was employed by Sugar Creek Packing of Dayton, Ohio.

Memorial services will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, at First Baptist Church in Dyersburg. Officiating this service will be Rev. Mike Hickman. The family will receive visitors from 5:30-7:00 at the church.

Mr. Kemp is survived by his wife of thirty years, Cindi King Kemp of Newbern; two sons, Sgt. John Owen Kemp of San Antonio, Texas and Wyatt Matthew Kemp of Newbern; two daughters, Lauren Carrie Kemp and Miranda Rachel Kemp, both of Newbern, and one brother, William Michael Kemp of Mississippi.

The family asks that memorials be directed to Life Choices, P.O. Box 1768, Dyersburg, TN 38024.

Online condolences may be made to the family at johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com.


Jo Ann Norman Brown, 72, died Friday, April 27, 2012.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Halls First United Methodist Church.


Lillie Mae Mann, 91, of Brownsville, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Haywood Park Community Hospital in Brownsville.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Chapel Hill Baptist Church in Brownsville.


Lewis Mitchell of Dyersburg died Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.