James M. (Bud) Kelly (1922 - 2012)

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James M. (Bud) Kelly

Beloved husband, father, grandfather passed away on November 14, 2012 after a long illness.

Mr. Kelly was born on December 4, 1922 in Bemis, TN, where he lived until WWII. He joined the Marine Corp the day Pearl Harbor was bombed and served for four years.

Mr. Kelly leaves his wife of 67 years, Evelyn Phillips Kelly; a daughter, Marion (husband, John Davis); and a son, Leyton. He had three grandchildren, Kevin Haney, Gena Marie and Kelly Haney. He leaves one great granddaughter, Kyoko Smith, all of Memphis.

Mr. Kelly spent 40 years employed by AT&T where he was always known to have a great sense of humor. Mainly, he will be remembered as a loving Christian who wanted to do his best to serve God and his family.

There will be a Memorial service on November 24th at 1:30 p.m., at First Baptist church of Jackson on Highland Ave. Everyone who knew and loved Mr. Kelly is asked to join his family in remembering Bud and his life.

George A. Smith and Sons North Chapel, (731) 427-5555.

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Published in The Jackson Sun on Nov. 18, 2012
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