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 William Melvyn Hemphill

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William Melvyn Hemphill

Birth
Forrest County, Mississippi, USA
Death
28 May 1973 (aged 69)
Safford, Graham County, Arizona, USA
Burial
Safford, Graham County, Arizona, USA
Plot
Hemphill family plot
Memorial ID
5447969 View Source

Services for William M. Hemphill, 69, who died
May 28th, were held May 31st at the First Southern
Baptist Church in Safford. Burial was in Rest Haven
Memorial Gardens in Safford.

Mr. Hemphill was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
and moved to Arizona in 1948 from Picayune,
Mississippi. He settled in McNary where he was
foreman at Southwest Forest Industries.

He moved to Safford in 1955 and assumed a
position as manager of the Safford Motel. In
1966 he leased the Pioneer Motel, which he
managed until his death.

Surviving in the Miami area is daughter, Mrs.
Norma Fontaine. Other survivors include four
sons, Charles and Wiliam Jr. of Safford and
Robert and Huey of Tucson. Two brothers out
of state. Sister, Mrs. Bertha Watson of Thatcher
and four other sisters out of state.

Source: Arizona Record June 7th,1973 courtesy
of Bullion Plaza Museum and Cultural Center Miami
Arizona. Contributor: Wanda (#47812211).
Contributor: Wanda Joy Henderson Rakoczy (47812211) • [email protected]

Cause of death: congestive heart failure

Services for William M. Hemphill, 69, who died
May 28th, were held May 31st at the First Southern
Baptist Church in Safford. Burial was in Rest Haven
Memorial Gardens in Safford.

Mr. Hemphill was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
and moved to Arizona in 1948 from Picayune,
Mississippi. He settled in McNary where he was
foreman at Southwest Forest Industries.

He moved to Safford in 1955 and assumed a
position as manager of the Safford Motel. In
1966 he leased the Pioneer Motel, which he
managed until his death.

Surviving in the Miami area is daughter, Mrs.
Norma Fontaine. Other survivors include four
sons, Charles and Wiliam Jr. of Safford and
Robert and Huey of Tucson. Two brothers out
of state. Sister, Mrs. Bertha Watson of Thatcher
and four other sisters out of state.

Source: Arizona Record June 7th,1973 courtesy
of Bullion Plaza Museum and Cultural Center Miami
Arizona. Contributor: Wanda (#47812211).
Contributor: Wanda Joy Henderson Rakoczy (47812211) • [email protected]

Cause of death: congestive heart failure


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