HENDERSONVILLE--Mildred Omega Kelly Garey, 98, of Hendersonville passed away to her rest Thursday, August 14, 2014 at her residence.
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A longtime resident of Mountain Home, Mildred was born June 3, 1916 in Carroll County, Tennessee to the late John William Kelly and Mary Leona Brown Kelly. She was a 1935 graduate of Milan High School in Milan, TN. She later married the late James Elmo Garey on December 26, 1936. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son Jimmie Kelly Garey, a grandson James Douglas Garey, a sister Vennie Mae Port and a brother Hubert Kelly.
In 1952, Mildred and James, moved to Western North Carolina to be close to family and to have the opportunity to provide their children a Christian education. Mildred was a homemaker, and in addition to raising her children, she helped her husband through the years with bookkeeping and running errands for their family owned business. She was an active member in the Hendersonville Seventh-Day Adventist Church and later the Fletcher Seventh-day Adventist Church. She also volunteered at the Fletcher Hospital, now Park Ridge Hospital and served as a member of the auxiliary board.
She is survived by her two daughters Mary Garey Orr of Overland Park, KS, Delphia Garey Hyams and her husband Butch of Asheville and a son Charles Garey of Mt. Home; other survivors include eight grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the Fletcher Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1141 Howard Gap Road, officiated by Pastor Brent Sedgwick. Entombment will follow at the Mausoleum of Shepherd Memorial Park. The family will receive friends the evening before, Monday, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Four Seasons Hospice of Hendersonville and/or to Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA).
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge arrangements.
Thos. Shepherd & Son - Hendersonville
125 South Church Street Hendersonville, NC 28792
Published in The Times-News on Aug. 17, 2014