Larry Franklin Kelly

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Larry Franklin Kelly of Ridgetop, TN, born in Cedar Grove, TN on November 6, 1930 and passed away at Alive Hospice in Madison, TN on Monday, December 14, 2015. A committal service will be held Monday, December 28, 2:00 p.m., at Leach Seventh-day Adventist Church, Cedar Grove, TN. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, January 9, 3:00 p.m., at Ridgetop Seventh-day Adventist Church, Ridgetop, TN. Austin and Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
He was predeceased in death by his parents, James and Mae Fry Kelly; brother and sister-in-law, James Raymond and Claudine Kelly. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Helen Bartell Kelly; daughters, Donna Jean Kelly of Plymouth Meeting, PA, and Beverly Joy Kelly of Long Beach, CA; son and daughter-in-law; Benjamin James and Amanda Mays Kelly of Hendersonville, TN; brother and sister-in-law, Martin Ray and Johnie Kelly of Cedar Grove, TN.
He graduated from Highland Academy in Portland, TN in 1950, attended Madison College, then Howard College (now Stamford University) in Birmingham, AL, where he received his Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958, and was stationed at a Nike Missile Base near Boston, MA. During this time he met his future wife Helen, whom he married in 1959.
He worked for more than 30 years as a pharmacist, most of that time in retail pharmacy, retiring in 1992.
His hobbies included gardening, woodworking, photography, rock collecting and polishing. He enjoyed designing and making useful tools and was an all-around handyman and Mr. Fix-it.
He was a faithful member of the Ridgetop Seventh-day Adventist Church and served for many years as a deacon. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Now he is resting, awaiting the call of the Lifegiver.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the . Online condolences may be made at

Published in Carroll County Times on Dec. 18, 2015
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