Dewey Kelley

    Dewey Lee Kelley, 77, of Lenoir and formerly of Murphy, passed away at home Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.  
    A veteran, he served his country during the Vietnam era. He also was a member of Cherokee 0146 Ancient Free & Accepted Masons.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Maudie Mashburn Kelley; and infant brother, R.M. Kelley.
    He is survived by his son, Bradley Kelley (Carol); daughter, Missy Kelley Kephart (Merle); stepchildren, Amy Kelley Willingham (Michael) and Arron Kelley; two brothers, Fred (Carol) and Lawrence (Mary Ellen) Kelley, all of Murphy; and sister, Marjorie Kelley Wells of Hickory. Survivors also include numerous grandchildren and families, great-grands, niece and nephews.
    Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Evans Funeral Service in Lenoir.
    A celebration of Dewey’s life will be held in Murphy at a later date.
    Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.  
    Online condolences can be sent to the family at
    Evans Funeral Service and Crematory of Lenoir is serving the Kelley family.