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James Dewitte “Dee” Hemphill

James Dewitte “Dee” Hemphill, 56, of Hazlehurst, died Friday, June 3, 2016.

Services will be held Thursday, June 16, at Springhill Baptist Church in Martinsville.

Dee was born Feb. 11, 1960, to James William Hemphill and Shirley Dell Rushing Mullins. His grandmother was the late Pauline Rushing.

Dee worked for Green Brothers Gravel Company as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of the Southwest Chapter of A.B.A.T.E.

Survivors include: wife, Patricia “Patti” Hemphill; sons, Terrell McLendon and wife Crystal, Shawn McLendon and wife Amanda, and Ronnie Huggins and wife Mandy; daughter, Amie Huggins Granger and husband Tex; step-daughters, Theresa Johnson and Shannon Anthony; sisters, Cindy Hemphill Felts; brother, Gene Wilson and wife Marilyn; special nephew Tony Hemphill and wife Kim and their children, Taylor Wright, Jordan and Seth Hemphill; 21 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

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