Willie Bell Hemby

Published 5:00 am Thursday, May 20, 2004

Services for Willie Bell Hemby of Brookhaven are 2 p.m., Friday,May 21, at Corinth Baptist Church in Magee with burial in thechurch cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from 5-9 p.m., at Harrigill Funeral Home,and Friday from noon until 2 p.m., at the church.

Mrs. Hemby, 86, died May 18, 2004, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born in Magee on April 28, 1918, to W.J. Walker Sr.and Effie Bell Blair.

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She was a homemaker and a Baptist minister’s wife. She was amember of Central Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, the Rev.W.J. Hemby Sr.; a son, W.J. Hemby Jr.; and five brothers andsisters.

Survivors are her daughter, Virginia Davis of Brookhaven; herson, James Ray Hemby of Brookhaven; her sisters, Juanita Herringtonof Clinton, and Mattie Nell Dye and Clara Bell Walker, both ofJackson; her brothers, W.F. Walker of Magee, and George Earl Walkerof Jackson; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and severalnieces and nephews.