KINGS MOUNTAIN - William Clavon "Bill" Kelly, age 86, a resident of Kings Mountain, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 7, 2013 at Kings Mountain Hospice House.
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He was born in Cherokee Co., SC, son of the late Nathaniel H. Kelly and Sally Khiva Kirby Kelly.
Mr. Kelly was a retired Health Inspector for Gaston Co., and the state of North Carolina for 30 years and especially enjoyed the Day Care Cen-ters and the Nursing Homes, the young and the old.
He was an active member of First Wesleyan Church in Kings Mountain until declining health, served as a Kings Mountain Councilman from 1997-2003, Mayor Pro-Tem for one term and served on numerous other committees.
He was a member of the Fairview Masonic Lodge #339 from which he received the Diamond Jubilee pin and certificate for 60 years as a Master Mason. Clavon was a loving husband, father, grandfather.
Survivors include his wife of 37 beautiful years, Dorothy "Dot" Patterson Robbs Kelly, of Kings Mountain; sons, William Scott Kelly and wife Cathy of Fort Mill, S.C., Ed Robbs and wife Rosina of Chaparral, N.M., daughter, Karen Robbs Yoder, of Charlotte; grandchildren, James and Paul Kelly, Fort Mill, S.C., Will Yoder of Charlotte, Austin Yoder of Taipei, Taiwan, three great-grandchildren of El Paso, Texas, aunt, Marie Cloninger, of Gaffney, S.C., and numerous special cousins.
A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel, Kings Mountain, with the Rev. Jimmy Maney and the Rev. Don Williams officiating.
Visitation will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sunday evening, Sept. 8, 2013 at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain.
Interment will be at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights, Shelby, NC 28150.
A guest register is available at www.harrisfunerals.com.
Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Sept. 8, 2013