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Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church
Sunday December 6th, 2020
1:30pm - 3:00pm

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Sunday December 6th, 2020

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Ned Kemp




Ned Pruitt Kemp




Ned Pruitt Kemp, age 71, of 111 Southdale Drive, and husband of Linda Nicene Roberts Kemp, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at his home.


Born in Greer, he was a son of the late Jennie Kemp Hawkins and Joe Hawkins.  Ned was a barber for fifty-eight years and was owner of Ned Kemp Barber Shop for the past thirty years. He was an active member of Thornwell Alumni and was a member of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church where he served as head usher. Ned was a devoted husband and loved his kids and grandkids dearly.


In addition to his wife, he is survived by: his children, Nicene Marie Kemp of Laurens, Melody Kemp Campbell (Jason) of Laurens, and Joseph Ned Kemp (Cheyenne) of Laurens; brothers, Jerry Kemp of Spartanburg, Keith Kemp (Sue) of Spartanburg, and Phillip Kemp (Debbie) of Greenwood; sisters, Barbara Frady of Spartanburg and Yvonne Steadman (Jim) of Spartanburg; grandchildren, Nicene Morgan Carnes, Victoria Marie Carnes, Ryleigh Madison Kemp, Cheyenne Melody Campbell, and Bailey Anna Kemp.


He was predeceased by two siblings.


Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Sunday, December 6, 2020, at Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Alex D. Henderson with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.


The family will receive friends at Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church from 1:30 to 3:00 PM prior to the service.


Memorials may be made to Thornwell Home for Children, 302 S. Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325.


Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.




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He will be greatly missed. He cut my hair as I was growing up.

Ralston Mathews Dec 23 2020 12:00 AM

O Daddy how I will miss you so very much. I know that you are in a better place but for me Im having the hardest time with this beside mama and the rest of the family. But I keep waiting on my phone calls at 8 in the morning and the first thing out of your mouth is Melody whats your sugar have u took your medicine, is Jason and Cheyenne ok.. Daddy you really knew how to hit the last nerve that I have but now I miss thats so much.. I know you will watch all over us and I know you wouldnt want us to cry but this is so very hard on mama,Nicene,Jason and I and Joseph we all are dealing the best we can but its also hard I feel so numb and I have shut down since your passing. But Im thinking that you alway believe in me and help me to the right things in life and the wrong ways in life but no matter what your kids did u nor mama turned your back on us your love for all of us was real.. I love you daddy and I will never forget u .. The Kemp has always been strong but this is one time we have fell apart.. love ya baby girl

Melody Kemp Campbell Dec 20 2020 12:00 AM

My breaks for you and know we love you very much. I miss my calls everyday. Jim loves you very much.
Aunt Yvonne and Jim

Yvonne Kemp Steadman Dec 20 2020 12:00 AM

Meant my heart breaks for you!!!
Love you much. Aunt Yvonne

Yvonne Kemp Steadman Dec 20 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ned Kemp

Tricia Doolittle Dec 7 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ned Kemp

Jack & Judy Campbell Dec 6 2020 12:00 AM

I remember Ned from karate classes at the YMCA such a nice man. Rip.

Judy Crane Dec 6 2020 12:00 AM

I still can't believe he's gone. He was a great man. He came to my parents home and cut their hair since they can't get out and would not let them pay and also prayed with them. He will be missed! Prayers for this family.

Bob Marchman Dec 6 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss, I had not seen Ned in a while but I know he was a Christian and loved his family.

Chad Carnes Dec 5 2020 12:00 AM

Sympathies to the family, Ned was a barber who did his job well.I remember when Hewlette Wasson was housebound Ned came to the house. RIP. brother!

John Wasson Dec 5 2020 12:00 AM

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