Betty Florence Hamilton Kelley – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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Mrs. Betty Florence Hamilton Kelley was born January 23, 1925, in Russellville, Alabama. She passed into the Lord’s hands October 23, 2013, at Burns Nursing and Rehabilitation, Russellville, Alabama at the age of 88 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Crawford T. Kelley, and her parents, Fred E. and Pearl Hargett Hamilton.

She is survived by a sister, Ruth Hamilton Johnson. She is also survived by brother, Joe F. and sister-in-law, Donna W. Hamilton. She is also survived by a niece, Audrey Hamilton Shelton (Kim), and nephews; Hoyt Hamilton (Carolyn), Mt Juliet, Tenn., Keith Hamilton (Bambi), Poplarville, Miss., and Gary L. Hamilton (son, Isaac), Russellville, Ala.

Mrs. Kelley graduated Russellville High School in 1944 and the University of Alabama in 1947 with a BS degree in Home Economics. Mrs. Kelley served in the Auburn Extension Service as a Home Demonstration Agent in Henry, Tallapoosa, and Elmore Counties, Alabama, for a total of 20 years, retiring in 1967. Upon retirement, she married Crawford T. Kelley and lived in Huntsville, Ala. where Mr. Kelley retired as a civilian employee of the US Department of the Army at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala. after 30 years of service. Meanwhile, Betty worked several jobs with various state and federal agencies in Huntsville, Ala. where Mr. and Mrs. Kelley’s home was located until health reasons caused them to move into Southern Manor Assisted Living, Russellville, Ala., in April, 2010.

Funeral services will be led by Brother Joe Lenox, at Pinkard Funeral Home, 27305 Alabama Highway 24 East, Russellville, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, 1 p.m. Viewing and visitation will be one hour prior to service. There will be no graveside service.
Interment will be in Franklin Memory Gardens, 2710 Waterloo Road, Ru

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