The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


April 27, 2013

Norene Kelly

Graveside services for Norene Kelly, 93, of Palestine, will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 29, 2013, at Tennessee Colony Cemetery with the Revs. Richard Hinton and Charles McNeal officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home.

Mrs. Kelly went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 25, 2013, after a lengthy battle with cancer.  

She was born March 26, 1920, in Montalba, Texas to Alpheus and Minnie Price Taylor.  

Mrs. Kelly always put others first before herself. She will be greatly missed by many friends and family.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross Kelly; one grandson, Jerry Craig (Dobber) Wortham; two brothers, Weldon J. (Buddy) Taylor and Milo Taylor; and one son-in-law, Don Jurney. “Mama we love you.”

Mrs. Kelly is survived by one son, Darwin Cooper of Longview; three daughters, Brenda Nikel, and husband Nic of Flint, Dianne Slate and husband Harold of Flint, and Vickie Bullard and husband Jesse of Palestine; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Cooper, Isaiah Gilmore, Jerry Eubanks, Jim McClemore, Kevin Chebret and Tim Wortham.  

Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Slate, Billy Joe Wright and Nic Nikel.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75701.

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