CAMERON
James Clyde Kelly, Jr. age 89 of Cameron died on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at his home.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Cameron Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Whitney Wilkinson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
A native of Moore County, North Carolina, born on October 11, 1922, he was the son of the late J. Clyde and Louise Forbes Kelly. He was a decorated Army veteran of WWII, serving in the 120th Regiment of the US 30th Division. His record includes the Battle Stars of Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge, Central Europe and Germany, two Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts. He gave a lifetime of service to the Cameron Presbyterian Church where he served in every office of church leadership. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 382, and the Democratic Party. He was a member and past president of the Vass Lions Club.
He was preceded in death by: his first wife Irene Lurndal Kelly; one sister Jean Forbes Kelly and one brother Daniel Owen Kelly.
He is survived by: his wife Kay Medlin Kelly;two sons Chuck (Sue) Kelly of Sanford and Mike (Sheree') Kelly of Carthage; one daughter Susan Kelly of Alexandria, Virginia; two step daughters Cindy Sutton of Ocilla, Georgia and Beth (Van) Crawford of Georgetown, S.C.; one sister Peggy Kelly Charles of Rutherfordton, NC; five grandchildren Heather, Brandon, Ashley, Shelby and Addie; one great grandson, Taylor; his beloved companion McIver.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Cameron Presbyterian Church, PO Box 68, Cameron, NC or First Health Hospice & Palliative Care, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.
Online condolences may be made at www.PinesFunerals.com

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  1. Kay-Sorry to hear of your loss. Jim was always so good to me when I visited. You both hold a special place in my heart. Thinking of you during this time-
    Shelby Martindale

  2. Dear Kay, Chuck, Susan, and Mike,
    I am so sorry for the loss of Jim. I will always remember him as such as gentleman; soft spoken with a witty sense of humor. He made an impression on those he met.
    I taught a child this past year who was a ne

  3. Kay and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We have fond memories of our many lunches with Jim after services at his beloved Cameron Presbyterian Church. We have had the pleasure of enjoying his gracious manner, wonderful wit and love o

  4. Dear Susan, Chuck, and Mike,
    I share in the sorrow upon the passing of your father. He was a wonderful man and always had a positive disposition. He will be missed by many, but think of the joy he must be experiencing as he rejoices with Our Savior.

  5. To All of the Wonderful Family that we have had the opportunity to meet and spend time with:
    Although we have lived here for a short time you have been a blessing in our lives. You welcomed us with sweet smiles and great wisdom. Thank you for lettin

  6. Dear Kay and family. This is a blast from the past. Do you remember Don putting the sleepers in my ears to pierce my ears? I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It breaks my heart for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family. Give my best to Cin

  7. Dear Kay,
    I am very sorry for your loss. I have kept Mr Kelly company while cleaning and you working. We shared many conversations and I always thought highly of him and you. I am very sorry for your loss and the rest of the familys loss. Thinking o

  8. Dear Kay and family. This is a blast from the past. Do you remember Don putting the sleepers in my ears to pierce my ears? I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It breaks my heart for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family. Give my best to Cin

  9. Chuck and Family:
    We are sorry to hear about the loss of Jim. He was a special kind of person who will be missed by all. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time.

  10. Don’t know the rest of your family,but I know Cindy,Shelby & Ashley. Cindy always spoke so highly and lovingly of Jim. He was and is a special part of their lives.
    Alan & Sharon Martin

  11. We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
    John, Rhonda and Celine Bullock

  12. Mike,
    I’m so very sorry to read here of your loss. No one knows better than I do how tough it can be. You and the entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Alice Ann

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