Born 1/23/1861 – Died 3/14/1924 – Christian Woman Passes to Reward – Mrs. J. C. Kelley Buried Here Sunday Afternoon
The news of the death of Mrs. Theodosia Glass Kelley, wife of former Tax Assessor John Calvin Kelley, of this county, which occurred in the Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, Friday evening at 6 o’clock, after an illness of 10 days with heart trouble, was received by her many friends and relatives in this county with feelings of deep grief.
Mrs. Kelley, who for some years prior to her passing away had made her home in Portageville, Mo., was taken to the Baptist Memorial Hospital about 10 days before her death. Reports from that place the middle of last week indicated that she was doing well and hopes were entertained for her final recovery, hence her relatives and friends in Tipton County were greatly shocked by the news of her death.
The deceased was a daughter of Mr. David Lauderdale Glass and Mrs. Matilda Jane Roe Glass, the former having passed away some years ago. She was married to John Calvin Kelley, of this county 49 years ago in October last, and the couple expected to celebrate the golden anniversary of their wedding in October of the present year. Of this union four sons and seven daughters with their father, survive her. The sons are Albert, Paul, Grady. John Jr.: Mesdames W. F. Wilson, P. D., W. L. Murphy, Ernest Allen, Alfred Vaughan and Misses Nina and Helen Kelley.
Mrs. Kelley was born in the vicinity of Garland in January 1861, and was consequently 63 years of age in January last. She made her home in Covington for 18 years, moving here from the Garland vicinity, as stated above, and moved with her family to Portageville, Mo., seven years ago, where she had since continuously resided. With her passing a most estimable and faithful Christian woman and a true wife and mother has gone to the reward promised to the faithful. The remains were brought to Covington Sunday morning and were taken to the residence of Mr. R. S. Maley, where the funeral was held, the services being conducted by Rev. W. A. Freeman, assisted by Rev. W. P. Hamilton, both of the Methodist church, of which the deceased had been a consistent member practically all her life. (Newspaper Unknown)