Hurschelle Kelly

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Funeral services for Mrs. Hurschelle Pauline Kelly, 74, of Bainbridge, were held Saturday, Feb. 26, at First African Baptist Church with the Rev. A.L. Thompson officiating.

Interment followed in Jonas Lobe Cemetery with Russell Jackson, Cecil Rogers, Michael Jackson, Curtis Burke, Noble Jackson and Dwayne Kelly serving as active pallbearers.

Born Oct. 26, 1935, Mrs. Kelly died on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at Dothan Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.

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Mrs. Kelly attended the public schools of Decatur County and graduated from Hutto High School in 1952. After meeting her husband, the couple raised a family in Detroit, Mich. She graduated from Detroit’s Wayne State University in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. She also obtained a Master of Education and an education specialist degree in administration from Wayne State. Mrs. Kelly taught in the public schools of Detroit for 29 years. She loved to travel and fish, and also pursued part-time employment as a travel agent and cosmetologist. After retiring, she moved to Bainbridge, where she resumed an active membership at First African Baptist Church. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, the Allegro Club and volunteered with the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Clyde Marshall Kelly III.

Survivors include a daughter, Pamela Kimbrough of Lexington, S.C.; a brother, Robert Jackson of Bainbridge; two sons, Dwayne Kelly and Clyde Kelly III, both of Detroit; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a host of cousins, relatives and friends.

Bruton Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.