Kerley, George Allen (2009)

Obituary of George Allen Kerley ~ 2009

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

George Allen Kerley, age 55, was lovingly called home by God on Friday January 16, 2009 at Memorial Mission Hospital.  A native of McDowell County, George was a son of the late Rev. J. C. Kerley and Oma Ellison Kerley of Marion.

Left to cherish George’s memory, in addition to his mother, are brothers: Claude Carroll Kerley and wife Brenda of Michigan, Ray Junior Kerley and wife Aggie of Marion; sisters: Virginia Louise Earle and husband Richard of Gastonia, Betty Ann Wilson of the home, Peanut Gladys Morris and husband Rick of Marion; nine nieces and nine nephews; numerous great nieces and nephews; numerous great-great nieces and nephews; a number of caregivers he lovingly called his “Honeys” and Crissy Wright a special “Honey”.

A funeral service was held Monday January 19, 2009 in Westmoreland Chapel with Rev. Ed Ellison officiating.  The family received friends one hour prior to the service from 1 – 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment was in McDowell Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 332 N. Lauderdale Memphis, TN, 38101.  An online register is available under OBITUARIES at

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday January 21, 2008 Volume 15 #3