Dorothy Marie Cockrell Kemmerlin
Her homecoming services will be held at Hillcrest Baptist Church on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at 11:00 A.M., with the Reverend Dr. Randall Whitaker officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Mrs. Kemmerlin was the eighth of eleven children born to Samuel Earnest and Florence Estelle Goodman Cockrell, in Saluda County, on May 5, 1929. She had been a member of Hillcrest Bpatist Church for more than thirty years where she was active in the Food Bank Ministry, the Burn Unit Ministry, Women’s Missionary Union (WMU), the Prison Ministry, Vacation Bible School and as the Mission Coordinator.
She met Paul Joseph Kemmerlin while in the Lutheran Children’s Home in Salem, Virginia in the late 1930’s, and they were married on September 17, 1948. She was retired from the Richmond County Board of Education after 12 years of service as a paraprofessional.
In addition to her husband she is survived by her three adoring children, Dr. Richard Wayne Kemmerlin and his wife, Jane of Greenville, SC, Pamela Jean Kemmerlin Sowell and her husband, Mitchell of North Augusta, SC, and Valerie Elaine Kemmerlin Austin of Martinez; a brother Bobby Glenn Cockrell of Morristown, TN; a sister, Mildred Heatley of Summerville, SC; Dottie was blessed richly with seven precious grandchildren, Emily Martin, Elizabeth McKenzie, Ellen Hoyle, Brett Sowell, Allison Sowell, Wendy Belcher, and Christopher Austin; as well as seven precious great grandchildren, Emiline, Cameron, Elijah and Josie Martin, Sarah Sowell, Anthony and Brandon Angel.
Pallbearers will be, Ray Smith, George Reynolds, Jamie Golden, Hayse Radford, Jimmy Smith and Darren Smith, Chuck Smith and James Key.
Honorary Pallbearers will be the Florence Rosser Class, the Harold Smith Class, WMU Ladies, Food Bank Workers and the Prison Ministry Workers.
If desired, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 2607 Commons Blvd., Augusta, GA, 30904, or to the Hillcrest Baptist Church Food Bank, 3045 Deans Bridge Rd., Augusta, GA, 30906, the Joseph M. Still Research Foundation, 4 George C. Wilson Ct., Augusta, GA, 30909, or to the St. Joseph Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 31358, Augusta, GA, 30903.
The family will receive friends this Friday from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd., Augusta, GA 30906.