Obituary: Carolyn Ann Kelley


Carolyn Ann Kelley, 82, passed away on Jan. 3, 2021.

She was born on Oct. 19, 1938, in Sparkman, AR.

She was a member of the Batesville First Assembly of God. She loved to go camping and travel places in her RV. She also liked to collect antiques, especially Coca-Cola products and beanie babies. But most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Carolyn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend whose memory will forever be cherished by her loved ones.

She is preceded in death by her parents, William Dickey and Ommer Cordelia Hamm Dickey; son, James Edward Kelley; brother, Harvey Dickey; and sisters, Louise Burris, Jean Schwetizer, and Virginia Parker. She is survived by her husband, John Kelley; daughters, Diane Pastrana and Linda Kelley; granddaughters, Caitlin McSpadden and Grace Metcalf; and great-granddaughter, Charlee-Kate Vaugier.

A Visitation will be held at Willis Funeral Service Chapel on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A graveside service, officiated by Jeff Cox, will be held at Oaklawn Cemetery on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, at 2 p.m. COVID precautions will be in place, and a mask must be worn.

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