Alton Harris Kemp

May 23, 1927 - March 1, 2017
Alton Harris Kemp

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Alton H. Kemp, age 89 of Flemington Community in Wilmington passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

He was born on May 23, 1927 to John and Leila Kemp. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen Gold Kemp and his brother, Chalmers Kemp.

Alton was a retired professional Truck Driver and a member of Light House Independent Baptist Church in Bolivia, NC.

He is survived by one daughter, Rebecca Mitchell (Al Mitchell) of Stonington, CT; grandchildren, Buddy and Martha Malpass of Leland, Betty Shaw of Whiteville, Linda Malpass of Wilmington, Tracey and Tom Turner of Preston, CT, Stephanie and David Croughwell of Lisbon, Allen and Heather Mitchell of Griswold, and George Mitchell of Pawcatuck, CT; great grandchildren Abby, Anna, Brie, and Lillian Mitchell, Jennifer and Patrick Croughwell, Chris, Lizzy and Grace Turner, Allen Mitchell, Sheila and Jason Castriota, Cindy Simmons, Jennifer Osborne Ashley and Kenny Agin, Travis Shaw, Cynthia Rose and Vince, Amanda Buff; great great grandchildren, Hannah , Jake Agin, Jaden and Grayson, Sylah Haley, Justin, Josh, Madison and Jase; nephew, Clay Kemp and nieces Janet and Tina.

The family will see friends from 6 to 8 pm Friday at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services will be held 11 am Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel officiated by Pastor Robert Lucas. Burial will be at Riverview Memorial Park in Wallace, NC.

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  • March 03, 2017
    Cynthia Rose says:
    Grandpa Kemp you were and always will be my favorite, you will be forever missed and loved!

  • March 03, 2017
    Tammy Ward lit a candle:
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  • March 04, 2017
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  • March 06, 2017
    Dr. Marty Campo, Teresa and Sarah says:
    To Buddy and all the Kemp Family, the world is not as good as it was with Brother Alton gone, but Heaven is even a better place - we will see him again.

  • March 30, 2017
    marthamalpass says:
    To grandpa Kemp, for our heart is empty here on earth, while you have left us here, but we have God's promise that we will be together again in heaven, as I still listen to the dvd we will stroll over heaven together, with all the saints of god amen!! Love you grandpa kemp love buddy and martha