James “Jim” Flack Hemphill ’41

James “Jim” Flack Hemphill ’41, 91, of Forest City, N.C., died Nov. 19, 2011, at Hospice House of Forest City. A native of Forest City, he was a son of the late Charlie and Dira Hemphill; a member of First Baptist Church in Forest City; and was an Army veteran of WWII, having served in Panama. He established Vassey and Hemphill Jewelers in Spindale in 1946, and was married to Virginia Hudgins Hemphill, 145 Elizabeth Ave., Forest City, NC 28043-3208.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Susan Simpson, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.