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Subject: [LAWINN-L] Obit - Winn Parish - James Thomas Kelly
Date: Tue, 8 Dec 1998 19:58:27 -0600
Obituary of James Thomas Kelly, Winn Parish, La.
Submitted by : Kathy L. Kelly, P.O. Box 219, Trout, La. 71371
Copied from Micro Film located at the Winn Parish Library in Winnfield,
La.; Winnfield News America July 7, 1933
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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J.T. KELLY, 77, AT HARMONY GROVE
Victim of Paralysis is Lifelong Resident of Winn Parish
James Thomas Kelly, age 77, succombed to a stroke of paralysis Wednesday,
June 26, at midnight. Paralysis first attacked Mr. Kelly while attending
services at Hurricane Grove church on March 12. Since then he has grown
steadily worse until death occurred. He died at the home of his son, J.J.
Kelly at Sikes.
Interment was made in Harmony Grove Cemetery Thursday afternoon, June 27,
at 5 o'clock.
Fulfilling a last request of the deceased, Rev. L. Dow Emmons of Sikes had
charge of funeral services. Mr. Kelly and Rev. Emmons were born on the same
day and were life-long friends.
Mr. Kelly, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Kelly, was born in Henry
County, Georgia, June 20, 1856, moving to Winn Parish in 1859 and spending
the remainder of his life here. On January 5, 1875 he was married to miss
Sarah Ann Gates, also a resident of Winn Parish, who preceeded him in death
in 1912. To this happy union was born 9 children, 8 of whom are living.
At an early age Mr. Kelly joined the Baptist church and at the time of his
death was a devout member of the Harmony Grove Baptist church. He was
interested in all religious and civic movements and was loved and respected
by adults and was a friend of all children whom knew him.
Mr. Kelly enjoyed perfect health until about a year preceeding his death.
He was engaged in agriculture during his entire life and made or assisted
in makeing a crop each year until his death.
The deceased is survived by the following children : J.W. Kelly, J.A.
Kelly, P.W. Kelly, and Troy Kelly, all of Gaars Mill; J.J. Kelly of Sikes;
Mrs. J.A. Sanders of Columbia; Mrs. H. P. Bishop, Gaars Mill; and Mrs. J.T.
Eldridge, Winnsboro. He also leaves forty-eight grandchildren and
forty-four greatgrandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Jackson Gates and one
brother, AA.C. Kelly.
Many out-of-town relatives and friends attended the funeral services.
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