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Stanley Kelly dies at age 97

Jan 8, 2018

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Stanley Kelly, 97, of North Little Rock died Jan. 3, 2018. 

Kelly was born in Traskwood on Sept. 19, 1920 to Guy Lenard and Dora Eldridge Kelly. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Christine Wells Kelly; grandson, Billy Daniel, Jr.; two brothers, Lawrence and Morris Kelly and two sisters, Treby Graham and Mamie Lewis.

He attended Glen Rose Schools and was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II serving on the Escort Carrier USS Windham Bay as a Boatswain’s Mate Second Class. He was a watchmaker by profession and retired from Timex. He was a member of Graves Memorial Baptist Church and a former member and deacon at Amboy Baptist Church. Stanley was an avid golfer in his day and enjoyed keeping a vegetable garden as recently as last summer.

Kelly is survived by his four children: daughter, Drucilla (Robert) Cantrell; son, Jodie (Glenda) Kelly, Sr.; daughter, Janis (Billy) Daniel, Sr.; and daughter, Tamara (Don) Huggins. Also, surviving him are grandsons, Jodie (Jennifer) Kelly, Jr.; Jason (Tish) Kelly; Daniel (Mallory) Huggins and granddaughters, Misty (Chris) Witcher and Dana (Sean) Nichols; five great-grandsons; seven great-granddaughters and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his special friend Elizabeth Kelley.

Memorials may be made to Graves Memorial Baptist church, 4317 Oak Grove Road, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72118.

Funeral was held Jan. 8 at North Little Rock Funeral Home with burial following at Rest Hills Memorial Park.

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