William E. KELLEY
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CLAYTON, N.C. - William "Bill" Edward Kelley, 77, passed away on Jan. 12, 2012.
Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. today, Jan. 15, 2012, at McLaurin Funeral Home. Private entombment will be held at the Pinecrest Memorial Park Mausoleum.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kay Sams Kelley; daughter, Kimberly Bufkin; son, Todd Kelley and wife, Julie; daughter, Elizabeth (Beth) Bass and husband, Thomas; six grandchildren, Megan Bufkin Matticola, Hunter Bufkin, Christian Kelley, Jordan Kelley, Corey Bass, Conner Bass; sisters, Shirley Upton, Carol Holt, and Diane Rabb.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.mclaurinatpinecrest.com
Arrangements by McLaurin at Pinecrest, Funerals & Cremations, Clayton. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


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Published in Daily Press from Jan. 15 to Jan. 16, 2012.
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January 19, 2012
Billy and I were in high school home room for five years, and we got to be good friends. I am sorry for your loss.
The world lost a fine man.
Donald Coffey
January 16, 2012
Dearest Kimberly

I just heard and I am truly sorry about your Dad's passing. I know you loved him very much and you will miss him. At least he was able to see Megan so very happy at the beginning of her new journey.

All the best my Love
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January 16, 2012
To Kay and family,
My heart is saddened by the loss of this very sweet and kind man that I have known all my life. My prayers are with each of you. Thinking of you--Linda R.Boyd and family.
January 16, 2012
To Todd and the family of Billy Kelley,
We were teammates in 1949 on a championship football, the Hurricanes coached by Herbie Morewitz. We also went to the Boys Club together and he was a good member of the team and the club. He was a good father and a good person and I was proud to be his friend. Sincerely, Mickey Marcella and family.
January 14, 2012
Kim, Megan, and Hunter,
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and all your family are in our prayers.
Cindy and David Joy
Cindy Joy
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