Linel Ozell Kelley, Sr.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Linel Ozell Kelley, Sr., 84 of Manila, died Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Manila Nursing Center. He was born June 14, 1929, at Mills Point, Texas, the son of Linel Kelley and Alma Walker Kelley. He was a retired farmer and served in the National Guard. He was a member of Bassett Church of God.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Kelley; two sons, Jerry Lynn Kelley and Monty Darrell Kelley; two grandchildren, Brandon Kelley and Michael Kelley; a sister, Jean Connell; two brothers, Larry Kelley and Levell Kelley.

He is survived by two daughters, Sharon Reed of Manila and Marie Rustin of Gosnell; eight sons, Otho Franklin Kelley of Leachville, Jimmy Wayne Kelley of Luxora, Linel Ozell Kelley Jr. of Lepanto, Rodney Joe Kelley of Paducah, Ky., James Richard Kelley of Senath, Mo., Robert Lee Kelley of Holland, Mo., Rev. Glenn Joel Kelley, Sr. of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., and Jackie Dewayne Kelley of Paragould; a sister, Jewell Audrey Alley of Gosnell; three brothers, Lonnie Kelley of Blytheville, James "Buddy" Kelley of Jackson, Tenn., and Henry Harold Kelley of Lamesa, Calif.; 21 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at Wilson Funeral Home with Brother James England and Rev. Glenn Joel Kelley Sr. officiating. Burial was in Dogwood Cemetery.