Ruth Ann McCullen Kemp, 69, had a great love for sports, especially football

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Ruth Ann McMullen Kemp
Ruth Ann McMullen Kemp

Ruth Ann McMullen Kemp, 69, of Wilmington, passed from her earthly life on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

She was born January 26, 1947, in Scranton, Pa., the daughter of the late William and Louise Wiggins McMullen. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend who was strong in spirit. Most important in Ruth’s life was being a homemaker and always being there for her children. She had a great love for sports, especially football. Precious memories of Ruth will always remain in our hearts.

She is survived by her children, Debra Kemp, William ‘Billy’ Kemp and Teresa Kemp, all of Leland; grandchildren, Timothy Cramer, Jacob Kemp, Joseph Kemp, Ashley Cramer, Trevor Cramer Tyler Kemp, Immage Kemp and Shylo Kemp; great-grandson, Bentley Hammock; sister, Brenda Rich of Burgaw; and niece, Devona Lewis of Burgaw.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Bradley Creek Chapel, 315 Willow Woods Drive, Wilmington. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in Greenlawn Memorial Park with Pastor David Guthrie officiating.

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