Columbus Charles Kelley, 75, Loudon, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at the Kindred Healthcare Center. He was a member of Bell Avenue Baptist Church. Charlie was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Jessie Kelley; sisters, Barbara Frye and Melissa Morton; and brother, Larry Kelley. He is survived by his sister, June Moore and husband, Dean; special niece and caregiver, Lisa Duncan and husband, Gary; several other nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express a special thanks to Kindred Healthcare Center and Amedisys Hospice. The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Click-Hawkins Chapel, 102 B Street, Lenoir City. Funeral services followed at 7 p.m. with Rev. George Seay officiating. Family and friends gathered at 11 a.m. Friday in the Lenoir City Cemetery for graveside services. Military honors were conferred by the Loudon County Veterans Honor Guard. Click-Hawkins Chapel, Lenoir City, is in charge of arrangements. www.clickfuneralhome.com