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Barbara R. Kelley

October 7, 1940 — October 24, 2022

Barbara R. Kelley

Mrs. Barbara R. Kelley, 82, of Deep Creek Road, Dewy Rose, GA passed away Monday, October 24, 2022.

Mrs. Kelley was born October 7, 1940, in Pittsburgh, PA to Sidney Ralph “Buck” Rice and Wylene Parham Rice. She was a member of Deep Creek Baptist Church and was a retired machine shop secretary where she worked along side her husband for 15 years.

She is survived by her husband, Darwyn E. Kelley; daughters: Teresa Kelley of Myrtle Beach, SC and Robin Kelley of Hull, GA; son, Tim Kelley (Sharon Whitfield) of Dewy Rose, GA; brother, Gerald Rice of Dallas, GA; sister, Carolyn Chattin of Elberton, GA; grandchildren: Jaime Whitehead Clardy (Bryan), Nikki Whitehead Trant (Ben), Lacey Phillips Blackwell (Ryan), Cheyenne Kelley, and Shaye Kelley; and great-grandchildren: Cadence Reynolds, Brayden Clardy, Raegan Reynolds, Cooper Clardy, Birdie-Grace Blackwell, and Cohan Trant.

In addition to her parents, she iss preceded in death by an infant daughter, Melody Delaine Kelley.

Her kind, humble ,and caring heart was a blessing for everyone. She was fully devoted to her family and had a great love for the Lord. She had the sweetest giggle that will always be remembered. The passion she had for helping people in need, especially children was a gift to many. She established the Food Pantry and Kids Closet at Deep Creek Baptist Church where she worked diligently for many years. Her love and joy will be carried in everyone's heart forever.

Funeral services to celebrate her life will be held 2PM, Sunday, October 30, at Deep Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Cleve Calcutt and Rev. Eric Buffington officiating. Interment will follow in Deep Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Donnie Cordell, Bryan Clardy, Ben Trant, Ryan Blackwell, Johnny Chattin and Wesley Fields serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gerald Hewell, Michael Hewell, Shane Chattin, Wayne Booth, and Billy Neal.

The family is at the home of Robin Kelley, 374 Kimberly Circle, Hull, GA and will receive friends from 6PM to 8PM Saturday night at Berry Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to Bridgeway Hospice Care, attn: Myra Higgins, 1551 Jennings Mill Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677, (706)546-0286.

Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at

Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton is in charge of the funeral arrangements for Mrs. Barbara R. Kelley.

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Past Services


Saturday, October 29, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Berry Funeral Home & Crematory

1 Berry Lane, Elberton, GA 30635

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Sunday, October 30, 2022

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Deep Creek Baptist Church Cemetery

2335 Nickville Rd, Dewy Rose, GA 30634

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