Charles L. Kerley, 74, of Dudley died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Nov. 27, 1932, in Bragg City to the late Charles E. and Rudie Marie Dodd Kerley. He had been a factory worker and was a member of the Brown General Baptist Church in Puxico. He married Betty J. Ross in Parma in June of 1981, and she preceded him in death.
He is survived by four sons, Wayne Kerley of Illinois, John Kerley of Ellington, Billy McGhee of Ellsinore and Eddie Kerley of Dudley; four daughters, June Ann Kerley of Ellington, Eva McCoy of Dexter, Charla Abernathy of Bernie and Sue Kerley of Dudley; three sisters, Peggy McEnerney of Bloomfield, Alberta Shelton of West Memphis, Ark., and Debbie Harvey of Chicago, Ill.; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Larry Kerley; and three brothers.
Visitation was held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in the Nunnelee Chapel with Rev. John Buttry of the Brown General Baptist Church officiating.
Interment followed in Matthews Cemetery, and pallbearers were Mike Barker, Will Wright, George McEnerney, Stephen Seabaugh, Billy McGhee, and Doug Woolard.