AMerican Veteran 10

Clarence Raymond "Rusty" Kelley

August 6, 1955 ~ October 17, 2020 (age 65)

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Clarence Raymond "Rusty" Kelley, age 65 of Blairsville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020.

Born in Miami, Florida on August 06, 1955, he was a son of the late Clarence Kelley, Jr. & Helen Constance Vonelsky Kelley. Rusty served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corp and worked most of his life as a Master Carpenter in construction. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, & gun collecting. Most of all, Rusty loved his family very much, especially his grandbabies.

Survivors include his companion, Jill Wheeler; children, Jamie Kelley Steele & Tommy Steele; Cristal Marie Kelley & Travis Cross; Rodney Raymond & Joy Kelley; step-children, Dakota & Courtney Wheeler; Dustin Rogers; all of Blairsville, GA; sister & brother-in-law, Charmaine Kelley Buttrel & Michael Buttrel of Greenwood, FL; grandchildren, Haddie Marie Steele; Arya Kelley; Weston Kelley; Luke Steele; Allie Wheeler; Raegan Wheeler; & Caleb Wheeler; as well as other extended relatives & friends.

Rusty's wishes were to be cremated & no services are planned.

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Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256 

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