Obituary – Kelley, Frank F., 1972

Obituary of Frank F. Kelley, 1972:

Kelley, former postmaster in Lake City, dies.  Frank F. Kelley, 64, former postmaster and insurance agent in Lake City, died of a heart attack last Thursday morning at Oak Ridge Hospital.

He had resided in Oak Ridge for the past five years.  Kelley retired two years ago from H. B. Watts Insurance Co. in Lake City where he was employed from 1956 to 1969.  He served as postmaster at Lake City from 1938 to 1952.  Between 1952 and 1955, Kelley was employed by Lawson Motors of Lake City.

Born in Knoxville, he lived there until moving to Lake City to help his brother, the late Dr. George M. Kelley, set up Kelley Hospital.  He served as the hospital’s business manager until it closed in the 1930s.  Kelley was a member of Lake City United Methodist Church.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Katherine Kelley; two sons, Charles Kelley of Marietta, Ga.  and Douglas Kelley of Claxton; three daughters, Miss Mary Frank Kelley of Louisville, Mrs. Becky Church of Coldwater, Mich.  And Miss Jane Kelley of Oak Ridge; one brother, the Rev. Jack Kelley of Tampa; six grandchildren.

Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Martin Funeral Home in Lake City.  The Rev. W. Laurens Hudson and the Rev. Robert O. Wallace officiated.  Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery in Knoxville.

Clinton Courier-News, November 30, 1972 

[Transcribed by Stephanie A. Hill from a photocopy of the microfilm in the genealogy vertical files at the Lake City Library.]

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