2010-10-14 / Obituaries


John Wallace Kelley, 85, of Grove Hill died Oct. 5, 2010 at a local health care facility.

He was born March 2, 1925. He was a member of Union Baptist Church in Grove Hill. In his younger years he coached little league baseball for several years in Grove Hill and was a proud supporter of the Little League, Dixie Youth and high school baseball in Grove Hill. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting. He was a gas truck driver for Blossman Gas Company.

Survivors include his wife, Nell Ree Kelley, Grove Hill; four sons, Royce (Judy) Kelley, Travis (Melinda) Kelley, Keith Kelley, all of Grove Hill, Ronald Kelley, Little Rock, Ark.; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one grandchild, Abby Kelley and two great-grandchildren, Layla Dhabayen and Caleb Claxton.

The service was Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. at Union Baptist Church with Revs. Carey Howard and David Jones officiating. Burial was in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery. An online guest book may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.co m. Lathan Funeral Home of Grove Hill directed.


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