Dannie Martello Kelley


Dannie Martello Kelley, 77, of Columbia passed away Saturday, December 2, 2023 at his residence with his wife by his side. He was born in Adair County on August 19, 1946 to the late Elzay and Pearl Mae Earls Kelley. He was also preceded in death by a son, Todd Kelley. 

Mr. Kelley was a member of the Hadley Community Church and a veteran of the U. S. Army. He enjoyed driving his truck over the road working and riding motorcycles.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Grant Kelley of Columbia; two daughters, Stacie Lynn and Lori Ann; four grandchildren; two brothers, Ronald Kelley and Ted Kelley (Sharon); and several other friends and relatives.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 4, 2023 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with burial in the Haven Hill Cemetery. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 6097.

Bro. Stanley Watson officiated, and pallbearers were Bryan Caldwell, Mason Caldwell, Dennis Selby, Nick Devore, Tavis Coomer and Tony Loy. Honorary pallbearers were Glenn and Lesha Breeding, Albert Cundiff, Phillip Cundiff, John Hagy and Gus Campbell.

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