Sergeant Major Ronald Maurice Kelly, USMC, Ret. CHARLESTON - Sergeant Major Ronald Maurice Kelly, USMC Retired, 73, of Charleston died on Saturday, February 15, 2014. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Kistler Hardee Funeral Home. Burial with full military honors will follow in Grove Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 PM on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the funeral home. Mr. Kelly was born in Darlington, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Patrick Wilson and Meddie Kelly. Mr. Kelly retired as a Sergeant Major for the United States Marine Corps and served two tours in Veitnam. After his military career, he retired from Monumental Insurance Company, and was a great father and husband and was loved by all. Surviving are his wife, Isabelle S. Kelly of Charleston; his son, Chris M. Kelly of Charleston; his daughters, Teresa Kelly Kennedy and husband, Patrick of Goose Creek and Shannon Kelly Lawhon and husband, Neil of St. George, SC; his brothers, Jimmy Kelly and wife, Dianne of Darlington and Larry Kelly and wife, Linda of Timmonsville; his sisters, Linda Kelly Holland and husband, James of Rocky Mount, NC and Brenda Kelly of Darlington; 7 grandchildren; 18 nieces and nephews; 30 great-nieces and nephews; and 11 great-great-nieces and nephews. Mr. Kelly was preceded in death by his brother, Tommy Kelly. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Sign the online register at www.kistlerhardeefuneralhome.com. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston
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Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Feb. 18, 2014