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Douglas Melvin Kelley

April 26, 1945 — July 6, 2023

Douglas Melvin Kelley

Mr. Douglas Melvin Kelley, age 78 of Centre, Ala., passed away on Thursday July 6th, 2023.


Mr. Kelley was born in Cherokee County, Alabama on April 26th, 1945 to the late Ollie Kelley and the Late Obera Grisson Kelley. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by four brothers, Herman, Junior, Marvin, and Edward “Eb” Kelley; three sisters, Faye Coley, Louise McGee, and Rovine King; three brothers-in-law, Runt Qualls, Jeff Hanvey, and John Hanvey. Mr. Kelley was an active member of Lakeview Pentecostal Church and was of the Holiness faith. He was a true example of a Christian man and was a dedicated soldier for Christ. He loved good gospel singing, attending church, praying, and showing the love of Christ to everyone he met.


Survivors include his wife, Sara Hanvey Kelley of Centre; two step-sons, Edwin Kelley (Krista), and Kim Kelley both of Centre; one daughter, Krystal Collins (Lawrence) of Carrollton; two sisters, Jewell Matthews (Thomas), and Marie Qualls both of Centre; two grandchildren, Dexter Vines and Anna Collins; two step-grandchildren, Cory Barron and Halely Jenkins; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Cheryl Hanvey and Wanda Kelley; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and church family.


Funeral Services will be held on Monday July 10th, 2023, at 3 PM CST at Exie Congregational Holiness Church with Rev. Matthew Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Gardens on Hwy 9. Gentlemen serving as pallbearers include Lawrence Collins, Keith Kelley, Jason McGee, Adam Hanvey, Jody Taylor, and Jimmy Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Lakeview Pentecostal Church.


The family will receive friends on Monday July 10th from 1 PM until 3 PM at the church.


The family would like to thank Amedisys Hospice and Brenda Vaughn for the care and support they provided during this time.


Reynolds Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mr. Douglas Kelley.


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Monday, July 10, 2023

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Exie Congregational Holiness Church

County Road 14, BRDN SPRNGS, AL 36272

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Exie Congregational Holiness Church

County Road 14, BRDN SPRNGS, AL 36272

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