Jan. 31, 1913 – Feb. 4, 2004 – Albert A. Kelley of Covington died at his residence. Mr. Kelley, 91, was a retired principal from Holmes School for 27 years, and taught for the Tipton County School System for 36 years. He graduated from Union University in Jackson in 1935. He held many positions in the county such as director of Tipton County Farm Bureau, chairman of the Tipton County Historical Society, served in the Tipton County Court for 24 years and the Tipton County Election Commission. Kelley was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1972-1974. He received the distinguished service award from Union University Alumni Association in 1981 and the service award from the Tipton County Republican Party. A member of Garland Baptist Church, he was Sunday school superintendent for 25 years, taught the Men’s Bible Class and was the chairman of the board of deacons for 25 years. Services were Feb. 7 at Garland Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Whitley and Dr. David Price officiating. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery. Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Survivors include his spouse, Aileen White Kelley; a daughter, Theta K. Rone of Covington; a brother, Bill Kelley of Burlison; two sisters, Alma Patterson of Covington and Jeanette Seaton of West Memphis, Ark.; two grandchildren, Stephen K. Rone and Deanna Nabors; and five great-grandchildren. The family requests memorials be sent to Albert Kelley Scholarship Fund at Union University, Union Advancement Office, 1050 Union University Drive, Jackson, Tennessee 38305 or Shiloh Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Laura E. Luttrell Kelley. (The Covington Leader – Feb. 11, 2004) </p>

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