2017-12-07 / Obituaries


Hubbert “Donald” Kelley, 78, of Thomasville passed away on Dec. 1, 2017.

He was born May 30, 1939 to Hubbert and Ada Mae Kelley. He was known for many things, his sense of humor being at the top of the list, he was always able to make almost anyone smile, he was happiest when he could make someone else laugh, he never met a stranger and he could fix nearly everything. He enjoyed reading his Bible and drinking coffee daily. He was a member of Springfield Methodist Protestant Church and enjoyed attending until his health failed. He was also a member of the Oliver Lodge 334.

He worked a number of places over the years including owning a few small businesses with his wife such as Flower Town and a car lot, operating the Sandflat Grocery and service station that used to be at the end of Sandflat road, being a milk man for Dairy Fresh for numerous years; worked at Nicholas Chevron oil company; employed a short time for the Golden Flake company and late in life running a small lawn care business. He was a wonderful father and husband.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Shirley A. Kelley; his daughter and son-in-law, Brittney and Justin Winters; his sister and brother-in-law, Theresa and David Duke; four nephews, two nieces, two sisters-in-law, three aunts, and one uncle.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Elvis Kelley and Edward Kelley.

The service was Dec. 4 at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Revs. Benny Crawford and Nate Ballard and Brother Jimmy Andrews officiating. Interment followed at Kelley Cemetery in Sandflat.

Active pallbearers were Paul Kelley, Corey Duke, Wayne Morgan, Roy Henderson, Tommy Hudson Jr. and Max Crim.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

O’Bryant Chapel Funeral home directed.


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