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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. He was a milk man for Dairy Fresh for numerous years; worked at Nicholas Chevron oil company; employed a short time with the Golden Flake company, and late in life operated a small lawn care business. He was a wonderful father and husband.

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

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.

Funeral services were Dec. 4, 2017 at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Benny Crawford, the Rev. Nate Ballard and Brother Jimmy Andrews officiating.

Interment followed at Kelley Cemetery in Sandflat.

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

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

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