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Joe "Sammy" Samuel Kelly

May 1, 1955 ~ October 31, 2020 (age 65)


Joe Samuel “Sammy” Kelly, age 65 of Chadbourn, slipped into eternity on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at the Columbus Regional Healthcare System in Whiteville, North Carolina. 

Sammy, as he was affectionately known, was born on May 1, 1955. He was the son of the late Alexander and Mary Graham Kelly. He was preceded in death by his brothers Charles Kelly, Albert Kelly, and Woodrow Graham.

A graveside service commemorating Sammy’s life will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Belvue Cemetry, 1055 Clarendon-Chadbourn Road, Chadbourn with Elder Wendell Gore officiating. 

A walk-through viewing will be held from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm on Friday, November 6, 2020, at D&A Funeral Services Chapel.

Sammy is survived by his wife, Lee'Ethel Kelly; sisters Louise Jackson, Margie Williams, Mildred Kelly, Elouise Mason, Hattie Kelly, Geraldine (Bobby) Wilson, Ida Mae (Dexter) Dees, and Sandra Kelly all of Chadbourn; brothers Alexander Kelly, Jr and Robert (Ruby) Kelly both of Chadbourn; a sister-in-law Sarah Faulk of Chadbourn; brothers-in-laws Wilfred Rorie of Chadbourn, Winfred (Lisa) Rorie of Virginia, and Bobby (Evelyn) Rorie of Whiteville. A host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Per the family request, all attendees are asked to please wear facial masks and practice social distancing for viewing and graveside service.

D&A Funeral Services, Inc. of Chadbourn is serving the Kelly family.

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November 6, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
D&A Funeral Services, Inc. Chapel
212 S Wilkes Street
Chadbourn, North Carolina 28431

Graveside Service
November 7, 2020

12:00 PM
Belvue Cemetery
1055 Clarendon-Chabourn Road
Chadbourn, NC 28431

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