Joyce Gunter Kemper, 79, of Vilonia, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2010.  

Born in Vilonia on Sept. 14, 1930, she was a daughter to the late Floyd Albert and May (Dixon) Gunter.    

Joyce was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and a member of Northside Church of Christ.

She retired from Kimberly-Clark Corp. Her son, Robert Kemper Sr., and six siblings also preceded her in death.

Survivors include her devoted husband of 58 years, Harden Kemper; sons, Bruce Kemper and wife Julie of Vilonia, Norman Kemper and wife Nellwyn of Cabot and Ronnie Kemper and wife Kerri of Damascus; a daughter, Regina Savage and husband Horace of Vilonia; daughter-in-law, Tanya Kemper Hightower of Bigelow; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Conway with Walton Weaver officiating.  

Interment will follow at Oliver Cemetery in Mount Vernon.  

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

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