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William Davis Kelly

February 17, 1947 — March 19, 2019

William Davis Kelly

William Davis Kelly, 72, of Rockingham, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at his home.

Mr. Kelly was born February 17, 1947 in Loris, SC, a son of the late Lonnie J. and Beulah Tyler Kelly. He was a lifelong member of Shining Light Free Will Baptist Church, where he played guitar and had worked in textiles. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Carl Kelly and a sister Betty Tyler.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Nancy Bennett Kelly; sons, William D. “Billy” Kelly, Jr. (Shannon) and Kenneth Carl Kelly (Susan); grandchildren, Kenneth Carl “Bo” Kelly, Jr., Cameron William Kelly and Blake Austin Kelly; great granddaughter, Kylie Brook Kelly and sisters Wanda Kendig and Carolyn Dick

Funeral services will be at 11 am Friday at Shining Light Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Howard Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Marcus United Methodist Church Cemetery in Jackson Springs.

The family will see friends from 6 – 8 pm Thursday at Carter Funeral Home in Rockingham and at other times at the home.

Condolences may be made online at www.carterfuneral.net .

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Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, March 21, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Carter Funeral Home Colonial Chapel

705 South Caroline Street, Rockingham, NC 28379

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Funeral Service

Friday, March 22, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Shining Light Free Will Baptist Church

131 Calvert Street, Rockingham, NC 28379

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