Obituary of Ross Kelly, Winn Parish, Louisiana
Copied and Submitted by :Kathy LeMay Kelly, P.O. Box 219, Trout, La. 71371
From The Winn Parish Enterprise, Wednesday, December 16, 1998
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Funeral services for Ross Kelly will be held at 2: p.m. Wednesday, December
16, 1998 in the Southern Funeral Home chapel. Bishop Loy Gaar will
officiate. Burial will follow in the New Hope Cemetery at Gaars Mill, La.
Mr Kelly, age 96, of Pineville, LA, died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998 in the
Woodhaven Nursing Home at Pollock, LA. He was a Winn Parish Native and a
member of New Hope Methodist Church. He was a farmer.
Survivors are one son, Jimmy Allen Kelly of Jena, LA.; three daughters,
Iona "Tincy" Ebert and Nettie Mae Tanner, both of Pineville, LA. and
Mildred Jane Cotten of Ellisville, MS; one sister, Estelle Gorham of Joyce,
LA; 17 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and 20
Friends may visit in the Funeral Home until service time on Wednesday.
In addition to the information given in the above obituary. I'd like to add
the following : Ross Kelly was my husband's,
Jimmy Allen Kelly, Jr.'s, grandfather.
Ross Kelly was born in Winn Parish, LA. on November 10, 1902
to the union of Jasper Washington and Samantha Lou "Tisha" Smith Kelly.
On January 13, 1922 he married Bula Elva Gaar, daughter of John Adam and
Lucy Vilonie Chatham Gaar in Winn Parish, La.
Bula Gaar Kelly born September 26, 1899 preceded Ross Kelly in death on
December 29, 1987.
In addition to the four surviving children mentioned in the obituary. Ross
and Bula Gaar Kelly also had two sons that preceded them in death.
John Washington Hood "J.W." Kelly b. 23 June 1925
d. 10 July 1944 in Normandy, France in WW II
Ross Carson "Kit" Kelly b. 10 Jan. 1929 d. 24 Aug. 1964