MR. SAM KELLY, ( 82) of Conway, SC was born the son of the late Mrs. Annie Booker and the late Mr. Henry Kelly on June 30,1931 in Helena, AR. He attended the Helena Public Schools until the eighth (8th) grade and then joined the United States Air Force in 1955 at the age of sixteen (16). After leaving the military, Mr.Kelly moved to Boston, MA and became an entrepreneur. He later relocated and brought his skills to Conway, SC. At the age of twenty-five (25), he was able to enjoy retirement from working in the Construction Industry. Mr.Sam “Cool Baby” was called Home to Glory on Wednesday, May 16, 2014. He was preceded in death by three (3) sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Jackson and Mrs. Genora Jackson of Helena, AR and Mrs. Bobby Shelley of Boston, MA. He leaves to cherish his memories a loving wife, Mrs. Gerlean Kelly of Conway, SC; four (4) sisters, Mrs. Geraldine Pitts of Helena, AR, Mrs. Elnora Kelly of Boston, MA, Mrs. Levon (Lewis) Molise of Boston, MA and Mrs. Lue Anne Kelly of Portland OR; two (2) loving sons, Mr. Charles Kelly of Chicago, IL and Mr. Henry (Sheema) Kelly of Conway, SC; three (3) loving daughters, Mrs. Earnestine James of Rosedale, MS, Mrs. Shirley Banks of Boston, MA and Mrs. Debra Moore of Marion, SC. He also leaves a host grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, additional family and friends. Funeral Service will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation will be one (1) hour prior to Service. Internment will follow in Owens Cemetery in Bucksport, SC. Services are entrusted to Ocean View Funeral Home and Cremation Service, LLC.


One Response to MR. SAM KELLY

  • I want to apologize for not getting to the funeral, but was on vacation last week an out of town. Sam was a friend and employee, but most of all a good man. He always had a smile on his face even when he was not feeling well. I don’t know how many times I have made the comment over the years that regardless of age Sam could work circles around any of our employees. Know that he is in a better place, at peace and no longer in pain. You and your family will be in our prayers during this difficult time.

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