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Ethel Kelley

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Ethel Virgie Kelley, daughter of the late Ira Young and Lucy Stafford Young, was born May 27, 1909, at Clines Island and died in her residence near Dexter on March 6, 2004, at the age of 94.

She was united in marriage to Charles Kelley on Aug. 3, 1929, at Clines Island. Mr. Kelley preceded her in death on June 14, 1980.

Mrs. Kelley was a member of the Link Pentecostal Church near Bloomfield, a homemaker, a former resident of Bloomfield currently residing in Dexter.

Survivors include three sons, Billy Gene Kelley of Belleview, Fla.; Willard Dean Kelley of Aid, and Eddie Kelley of Barnhart; three daughters, Pat Phillips of Dexter, Betty Joyce Stevens and Ellen Jane LaMar, both of Imperial; one brother, Everett Young of Bloomfield; 27 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Charles Kelley, Jr. and Kenneth Glennon Kelley; three sisters, Edna Moore, Ollie Hester and Edith Hester.

Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Monday, March 8, 2004, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Boyd Brooks and Rev. Roy Stafford officiating.

Interment followed in the Walker Cemetery near Bloomfield.

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