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Thomas John Hemmings

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  • Oct. 01, 2020 - 5:02 PM

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Thomas John Hemmings

The Newnan Times-Herald

Thomas John (T.J.) Hemmings, age 73, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2020, surrounded by loved ones.

The service celebrating T.J.’s life will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020. The family will receive family and friends on Saturday at the funeral home from 12 - 2 p.m. EST before services begin at 2 p.m. EST with Bro. Darnell Teal officiating.

The visitation and service will be held in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson Street, in Newnan, GA. Burial will follow the service at Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan.

T.J. was born July 19, 1947, in Carroll County, GA to the late Jesse Willis Hemmings and Vera Lester Hemmings. He fought in the Vietnam War as a member of the United States Army and earned the rank of Sergeant and the National Defense Service Medal. Subsequently, he worked as a lab technician for more than 30 years at Nestle Purina in Fairburn, GA.

Along with his parents, T.J. is preceded in death by his first wife, Sharon Kee Hemmings; sisters, Frances Wright and Noveline Abner. He is survived by his wife Debra Hemmings; children, Elliot Hemmings and his wife Laura, Jimmy Hemmings and his wife Jackie, Paul Turley and his wife Julie, Matt Turley and his wife Jessica, and Jesse Turley and his wife Smitha; sister, Mavis Helton and her husband Steve, and his brother David Hemmings and his wife Irene. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and sweet puppy, Muffy.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Kee, Christopher Elliott, Brett Elliott, Samuel Turley, Silas Turley, and Isaac Turley.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory 770-253-4580