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“I am so sorry for your loss. I knew him when I worked at Lincoln General. He was a sweet man and such a character! ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: Karen Smith - Jonesboro, LA

“I am so sorry for your loss. I knew him when I worked at Lincoln General. He was a sweet man and such a character! ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Karen Smith - Jonesboro, LA

“Ken, I am so sorry about your great loss. Remember all of the great times that was shared by you and your father. I never met your father; however,...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Paul-David Bernadas - covington, LA

“Ken, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your father, Thomas Kelley. I hope it will bring you and your family some comfort to know that you...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Lawrence Dattilo - New Haven, CT

“Ken, Anna, Jeremy, Jacob, Justice, Jenna, Joshua and Bella: My prayers to all of you for strength during this difficult time. Knowing you Ken and...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Kate Regan-Luciani - New Haven, CT

“from all of the smith family of alexandria la. my parents were john smith& mother is flo king ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: mike smith - alexandria, LA

“Ken and Family, I am sorry for your loss. Just know you are in my prayers. Tina. ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Tina Jerome - Florence, MS

“Keith, Kyle and Ken, I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Tom will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with ya'll and your families. ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Vickie Kelley Harford - Andover, OH

“Keneth Kelley – As your colleague and friend, I offer and express my deepest and sincere sympathy to you and your family; concerning the loss...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Mr. Chavaza Brown - Houston, TX

“Ken, I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. May memories of your dad give you some comfort. Based on how you turned...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Cindy Aiello-Carrel & Russel Carrel - CA

“My deepest condolences to your family during this sad time. May the memories of your father comfort you. Sincerely, Angela Lacy & The Lacy Family ...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Angela Lacy - Ruston, LA

“Ken & Anna you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Jeff & Connie Clack - Granbury, TX

“To my Kelley Family...it is a sad day, however I am grateful to have had so many smiles and laughters with Tom and the boys, my friends through the...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Philip Neaville - Ruston, LA

“Ken - my sincere condolences go out to you and your family. I know you were close to your Dad and am so sorry for your loss. You, Anna and the kids...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Michele Salomone - WI

“Ken, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Sorry for your loss. ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Earl Carr - Columbia, SC

“Ken - all my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you all find peace during this difficult time. ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Shannon Sawlaw - Champaign, IL

“Ken, We are all thinking of you and your family. Wish I was there to support you and your family in you time of loss. I'm sure your Dad was a...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Jane McCarty - Chicago, IL

“Praying for your family. We will miss him. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Keith Whitt - TX

“I am so sorry to hear this. I've tried to call him for several days, no answer, became very concerned and did not know anyone to call. Just got a...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Janelle Killough Brown - Houston, TX


Funeral services for Mr. Thomas H. Kelley, age 78, of Ruston, LA will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at Temple Baptist Church. Rev. Dale Oden and Rev. Lynn Hawkins will officiate with burial to follow at Pines Memorial Gardens in Ruston. Mr. Kelley was born on April 21, 1933 in Pineville, LA and passed away on March 21, 2012 in Ruston, LA. He was a graduate of Bolton High School in Alexandria, served his country in the US Navy, the US Naval Reserves, and was a graduate of Northeast Louisiana University with a degree in Pharmacy. During his early years, he was an active Boy Scout earning his Eagle Scout status. Mr. Kelley was issued his first license as a Registered Pharmacist in June of 1960 when he soon owned and operated Kelley's Pharmacy in Monroe until 1965. He then moved his family to Ruston where he became the first Chief Pharmacist at Lincoln General Hospital in 1966. He remained there until his retirement in 2000 following 34 years of service. Mr. Kelley was a Past President of the North Louisiana Society of Hospital Pharmacists as well as an active member of Temple Baptist Church in Ruston. He was preceded in death by his wives: Martha Ann Kelley in 1988, and Mary Roz Kelley in 2010. He is survived by his sons: Keith Kelley of Ruston; Ken Kelley (Anna) of Cleburne, TX; Kyle Kelley (Tricia) of Ruston; six grandchildren: Jeremy Hite, Jacob Hite, Justice Kelley, Jenna Kelley, Joshua Kelley, and Bella Kelley; sister: Bettie Anderson of Baton Rouge; and nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. Pallbearers will be: Truman Potts, Bruce Roberts, Bobby Crouch, Jimmy Lane Davis, Mark Deason, Wayne Causey, Jeremy Hite, and Jacob Hite. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Lynn Hawkins' Sunday School Class. The family wishes to express their appreciation to Dr. Bill Haley and Dr. H. Gordon Deen at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida for their care during his recent surgery. Thanks also to Dr. Ensminger, Dr. Byrnes, and all the nurses and therapists at Best Home Health during his recent illness. Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 5 – 7 P.M. at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Temple Baptist Church Building Fund or to the charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.

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