Martha "Pete" Hemphill, age 92, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Woodrow Hemphill in 1993. Martha is survived by her daughter, Linda Kircher & husband, Charles; son, David Hemphill & wife, Becky; son Michael Hemphill & wife, Ginger; grandchildren: Christopher Kircher, Julie Kircher, Jenny Codron, David Hemphill, Jr., Michael Hemphill, Katie Hemphill; great grandchildren: Alex Codron, Taylor Codron, Evan Hemphill, Logan Hemphill; and several nieces & nephews. Born in Brevard, NC, she has lived in Lawrenceville for the last 25 years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville. Martha loved life and people and will be dearly missed. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. Interment will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00-3:00 pm, on Sunday. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. Mike and family,
    I was saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. Please take comfort in knowing that thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. What a wonderful gift to have had your mother for so long and for her to have such a wonderful legacy.

  2. To the family of Mrs. Hemphill:
    I wish to express my condolence to all during this time of sorrow in the loss of your loved one. It can be a heavy load in many ways and often encouragement provided by others is appreciated. I hope that your family may be a source of solace to one another during this time of reflection and remembrance. I also wanted to provide some encouragement from the Bible. When you can, please read in a copy of the Bible an account located at John 11:5 to 45. In those verses almighty God’s son, Jesus, provided an assured hope and evidence for our loved ones lost in death. Please, take care and I send much fellow feeling and compassion to you all.

  3. Mama and I are so sorry to hear of Pete’s passing. Linda, David and Mike you all are in our prayers. Pete is in a better palce now along with Woodrow. We have fond memories of all of you. Love in Christ, Grace, Juanita and Randall Franks.

  4. Mr. & Mrs. Kirhcer, Chris & Julie, I am so sorry for your loss. Pete was an amazing woman whom always brought a smile to my face and heart. I know I had not seen Pete in many years but I always had her in my thoughts. Especially when I would site down to eat a delicious steak. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I could be there to show my support. My heart goes out to you in this time of grieving, please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. With Heartfelt Condolences, Kimberly Maloof

  5. My thoughts are with the family on the loss of Aunt Pete. We are never prepared to say goodbye to our Mothers who nurture us, and give us their unconditional love throughout life. Her light shines on in her children and grandchildren.

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