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January 25, 2013

JoEtta Fortney Hemp, 81, of 505 White Oak Drive , Friday, January 25, 2013 at her residence. She was born October 25, 1931 in West Union, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Ernest Duane and Agnes Davis Fortney. Mrs. Hemp had retired as a secretary from the former McCaleb and Wayland Ins. Company. She was a member of Granbery Memorial United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class; the Agape Circle and was formerly had been a member of the choir. Mrs. Hemp was a member of the Callaghan Ruritan Club. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hemp was preceded in death by a sister Betty Smith and a brother, Ernest Fortney, Jr. Surviving are her husband of 63 years, William H. Hemp of Covington; one daughter and son-in-law, Sheryl and John Stone of Covington; two sons and daughters - in-law, Eddie and Lynn Hemp of Covington and Houston and Charlene Hemp of South Windsor, CT; 10 grandchildren 10 great grandchildren; one sister, Georgia Carter of Buffalo Gap and several nieces and nephews. The interment will be made Monday at 2:00 PM in Augusta Memorial Park , Fishersville, VA. Memorial Information The family suggests that memorial donations in Mrs. Hemp's name may be made to : Society of St Andrews, 3383 Sweet Hollow Rd., Big Island, VA 24526 or to Mountain Regional Hospice, P.O. Box 637, Clifton Forge, VA 24422.
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