Funeral services for Betty Taylor Kemp, 73 of Metter, will be held Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Metter First Baptist Church with Pastor Jody Bryant and Tom Osborne officiating. Interment will follow at Lake Cemetery in Metter. The family received friends Tuesday, February 8, 2022 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Metter First Baptist Church. She passed away Monday, February 7, 2022 at Candler County Hospital following an extended illness.
Mrs. Betty Taylor Kemp was born November 1, 1948 in Metter to the late Edward Jackson Taylor and Grace Johnson Taylor. She loved antiques, watching movies, gardening, flowers, traveling, and listening to country music. She especially loved her family and being with her grandchildren. A member of First Baptist Church in Metter for more than 50 years, she was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Lynwood Kemp; son, Jason Lynwood Kemp; and sister, Jackie Bowen.
Survivors include her son, Heath Taylor Kemp of Metter; daughter, Anita Kemp Motes (Dusty) of Portal; sister, Marie Motes of Metter; grandchildren, Jason Kemp, Luke Kemp, Jozie Motes, Cooper Motes, McKinley Motes, Pate Motes, and Adeline Motes; several nieces, nephews, and friends.
Brook Carter, Peyton Sapp, Wesley Sapp, John Strickland, Wendel Motes, Robbie Dollar, Reid Bowan, Alex Kemp, Sunny Youmans, Mark Trapnell, Butch Braner, Jamie Ellis, Thomas Aldrich, and Caden Mercer are pallbearers. John Prince, Jim Prince, Joe Prince, and Tim Waller are honorary pallbearers.
Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of arrangements.