Rev. Tony Anthony Kemp, age 75 of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord to receive his heavenly reward on Monday, May 27, 2024.

Born in Gainesville, Georgia on January 15, 1949, he was a son of the late TJ Kemp & the late Nettie Abernathy Kemp. Tony worked as an educator, administrator, and coach with a career that spanned 33 years. He pastored in the United Methodist Conference for almost 40 years with 28 of those years being the Pastor of Ebenezer Methodist Church in Clarkesville. Tony was always a great supporter of education and had a big heart for people. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. In his spare time, he loved traveling with his wife Elizabeth after retirement, enjoying several trips overseas. Those trips would include a Disney cruise celebrating their 50th Anniversary with all of their kids and grandkids. Tony’s life is an example of the incredible impact one man can have by living a quiet, humble, and faithful life. He was a member of South Bend United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, Tony was preceded in death by his infant sister, Patricia Ann Kemp and a brother, Steve Kemp.

Survivors include his loving wife of 55 ½ years, Elizabeth Duncan Kemp of Clarkesville, GA; daughters & sons-in-law, Darlene & Joey Terrell, Sr., Meredith & Petrit Lleshi all of Clarkesville, GA; son & daughter-in-law, Jonathan & Malissa Kemp of Marietta, GA; sister-in-law, Retha Kemp of Oakwood, GA; grandchildren, Joey Terrell, Jr., Katie Terrell, Klara Lleshi, Martin Lleshi, Aleksander Lleshi, Bradley Kemp, & Emma Kemp; other relatives & a host of friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2024 at Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville, Georgia with Rev. Tom Fish, Mrs. Rene’ Grant, & Rev. Mike Pinson officiating. Interment will follow at South Bend United Methodist Church Cemetery, 3512 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA. 30506 with Rev. Mike Pinson officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 and again from 1:00 p.m. until the service hour on Thursday, May 30, 2024.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that all donations be made to South Bend Cemetery Fund, c/o James Hollifield, 4358 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA. 30506 or to Ebenezer Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2557 Clarkesville, GA. 30523

An online guest registry is available for the Kemp family at

Arrangements are in the care & professional direction of Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens of Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256