MARTINEZ, Ga. - Mrs. Sara Elizabeth McMakin Hemphill, 94, wife of the late James W. Hemphill, Sr. died peacefully with her family at her bedside on Sunday, August 3, 2008, at University Hospital.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2008, at 4 p.m. at Marvin United Methodist Church with Rev. John Giglio officiating. Interment will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Wood Memorial Park in Duncan, SC.
Survivors include two sons, Jim Hemphill and his wife, Jan, of Evans, and Wilson Hemphill and his wife Debbie of Thomson; six grandchildren: Woody Hemphill, Ryan Hemphill, Anna Hanahan, Nick Hemphill, Elizabeth Hemphill, and Catherine Branch; and one great-grandson, Ross Hanahan.
Mrs. Hemphill was a homemaker and a member of Marvin United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Thelma Smalley Circle and the Mildred Walton Bible Class. She loved playing the organ at the church, where she served as church organist from 1969 until her retirement at age 90 in 2003.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marvin United Methodist Church Building Fund at 4400 Wheeler Rd., Martinez, GA 30907.
Pallbearers will be Woody Hemphill, Ryan Hemphill, Nick Hemphill, and Ross Hanahan. Platts Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.