LAKE CITY- Mary Juanita Kelley, 91, passed May 18, 2014. She was born in Bay to the late Corbitt and Hattie Story Lamberson. Mrs. Kelley retired from Salant and Salant and was a member of the Bay Church of Christ.
She is survived by her three sons, William "Bill" Kelley (Brenda) of Paragould, Dave Kelley of Jonesboro and Steven Kelley (Rhonda) of Trumann; a sister, Lavinda Counce of Bay; seven grandchildren, Jeff Kelley and Todd Kelley both of Elkhart, Ind., Kelly Stevens (Ashley) of Jonesboro, Kim Smith (Randy) of Charleston, Miss., Lindsey Kelley of Jonesboro, Jami Kelley of Bay and Misty Kelley of Jonesboro; ten great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Kelley Jr.; a daughter, Doris Ann Stevens; and two brothers, Edward Lamberson and Eugene Lamberson.
A celebration of her life was May 21at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Mark Brewer officiating. Burial followed at Pine Hill Cemetery.
Honored to serve as pallbearers were Kelly Stevens, Barry Lamberson, Terry Lamberson, Lannie Scott, Jerry "Butch" Yeager, Jeff Kelley and Roger Kelley.
A special thanks to the staff and friends at Lakeside Nursing Home.