Alma L Hembree

December 29, 1927February 10, 2019

Alma Lillian Hembree, wife of Calvin L. Hembree, passed away Sunday February 10th, 2019. She was born on December 29th, 1927 in Manchester England. She spent her childhood in Rhyl, North Wales, where she developed a great fondness of the ocean. Alma later found the love of her life during WWll and she and Calvin married in 1945. Now a war bride, she took the M.S. John Ericsson over to the States where they began life together. Alma was dedicated to her family, loved beautiful things, and had an impeccable decorating style that lead her to a career as a bridal consultant for Belk where she worked for more than 30 years. She had a giving spirit with no lack of determination in life. She lived a loving and rich life of which her family was truly blessed, as were her pets. In addition to her husband of 73 years, she is survived by two daughters, Alissa Loader (husband Derek), Christina Brooks (husband Danny); four grandchildren, Tonya Cochran, Melanie Cochran Huff, Chandler Brooks (wife Jackie), Landon Brooks (fiancé Sydney); and two great-grandchildren, Taylor Huff and Morgan Huff. Alma was predeceased by her parents, John William Clarke and Hilda Buckley Clarke, and her brother, Ronald Clarke. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of her life on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 from 2 - 6 pm, to be held at the residence of Derek and Alissa Loader, 301 Eastcrest Drive, Simpsonville, SC 29681. Donations can be made to Greenville Humane Society, 305 Airport Rd. Greenville, SC 29607.


  • Calvin L. Hembree, Husband
  • Alissa Loader, Daughter
  • Derek Loader, Son-in-law
  • Christina Brooks, Daughter
  • Danny Brooks, Son-in-law
  • Tonya Cochran, Grandchild
  • Melanie Cochran Huff, Grandchild
  • Chandler Brooks (Jackie), Grandchild
  • Landon Brooks (fiancé Sydney), Grandchild
  • Taylor Huff, Great Grandchild
  • Morgan Huff, Great Grandchild
  • John William Clarke, Father
  • Hilda Buckley Clarke, Mother
  • Ronald Clarke, Brother


2 March

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

the Residence of Derek and Alissa Loader

301 Eastcrest Drive
Simpsonville, SC 29681


Alma L Hembree

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Ali Chamblee

February 16, 2019

I will be forever grateful our paths crossed. Alma will always be remembered and very very missed... what a legacy she has left of a beautiful life well lived.
Much love,

Candy Carlson

February 15, 2019

Alma was a precious, precious lady and a dear friend. She uplifted me every time I saw her. Not only that, but she always looked beautiful to me. I will miss her dearly.

Rest peacefully, Alma,
All my love to your family,
Candy Carlson