DOVIE KEMP STEWART
Dovie Stewart, 88 of Jay, FL, left us to be with our Lord Monday morning, April 27, 2009 during a brief stay in a local hospital.
Mrs. Stewart was born February 9, 1921 in Jay and was a life long resident. She was an active charter member of New Bethel Baptist Church, where she was the church clerk and taught for many years. She was a retired teacher of Santa Rosa County. She taught elementary school for 43 years, all at Chumuckla except the first 2 years at Cross Roads.
Mrs. Stewart was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Stewart; her parents, Issac N. and Mary H. Kemp of Jay; her brothers, Russell Odell Kemp and Reuben L. Kemp; and sister, Vona B. Jernigan.
Survivors to cherish her memory are sons, Wayland (Anne) Stewart of North Carolina and Wayne (Ann) Polk of Jay, FL; grandchildren, Julie (Charlie) Pride of Kentucky, Wesley E. Stewart of North Carolina, Cassandra (Cody) Emmett and Clay Polk, both of Jay; great-grandchildren, Emily and Will Pride, Wyatt and Jack Stewart; sister, Ellie B. Hall of Mobile, AL; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Special thanks to the compassionate staff of Jay Hospital and Virginia Bankich.
Arrangements and visitation at Jay Funeral Home, Wednesday, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Services: Thursday, 11 a.m., New Bethel Baptist Church; Burial: Cora Cemetery with Rev. Matthew Dobson officiating.
Pall bearers will be Larry Hall, Clayton Stewart, Preston Tucker, Jimmy Arnett, Frank Lowery, and Curt Lowery.
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 4/29/2009