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May 29, 2007

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Mary Faye Doggett Kemp

GILBERTOWN, Ala. — Services for Mary Faye Doggett Kemp will be held today at 10 a.m. a Toxey Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ervin Mooney officiating. Burial will be in Bonner Cemetery with Phillips Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Kemp, 85, of Toxey, died Monday, May 28, 2007, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center, Meridian, Miss.

Survivors include a son, Rick Kemp (Cynthia) of Mobile, Ala.; two daughters, Frankie Doggett (Jerry) of Gilbertown and Bobbie Green of Butler; a brother, Jimmy Frank Doggett of Toxey; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Amos Kemp.

Katie Brantley


Services for Katie Brantley will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. J. Randall Hisaw officiating. Burial will be in Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Brantley, 83, went to her heavenly home to be with her Lord on Friday, May 25, 2007, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was born Jan. 20, 1924, in Stateline. Mrs. Brantley moved to Kemper County with her parents, brothers and sisters at a young age. She was the last surviving child of Thomas Elijah Early and Martha Caroline Broadhead Early.

Survivors include her children, Carolyn J. Cole Baskin and her husband, Joe, of Meridian, Elizabeth Ann Davidson of Carrollton, Ga., Linda Lou Dearman of Anahuac, Texas, Tommy Ivy Brantley Jr. and his wife, Pat, of Pineville, La., and Sondra (Sandy) Brantley of Meridian; grandchildren, Rhonda Machelle Irwin and Barbara Ann Davidson; great-grandchild, Charles Robert Irwin; and several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Brantley was preceded in death by her husband, Ivy Brantley; an infant child, Baby Brantley; her parents; all of her brothers and sisters; a granddaughter, Brandy Smith; a great-grandchild; a son-in-law, Dale Dearman; and special son-in-law, Charles W. Cole (Charlie Cooter).

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