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Talmadge Jerome Kelly, 84, went to be with our Lord on Sept. 6, 2019 at Circle of Life in Bentonville, AR. He was born June 6, 1935 in Tomnolen, MS to Jerome Kirby Kelly and Eva Lou Lamb Kelly.
He spent much of his adult life in Greenville, MS where he and his wife Janie raised their two children, Jerry and Brenda. He was employed at Texas Gas for 30+ years.
Later years were spent in the Madison, MS area where he was a devoted church member of First Ridgeland Baptist Church in Ridgeland, Mississippi. He was a deacon for many years as well as a Sunday School teacher. He was always willing to help others and lend a hand with projects around the church.
Talmadge was an avid reader and a lover of birds and history, He was an excellent woodworker and took great pride in everything he created.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Janie, his parents Jerome and Eva Lou Kelly, and grandson Chris.
He is survived by son. Jerry; daughter, Brenda; 4 grandchildren; one great-grandson and two brothers, Phil Kelly and Kimble Kelly.
A celebration of life service will be held at First Ridgeland Baptist Church on Tuesday, Sept 17, 2019. Visitation will be at 10:00 am with a service to follow at 11:00. Memorials can be made to the church in honor of Talmadge.