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William Pressley Kelley
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Birth: Oct. 29, 1870
Johnson County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 18, 1948
Goreville
Johnson County
Illinois, USA

William "Press" Kelley, 77 died at his home at 8:15 am Sunday after an illness of one month. A retired farmer and hotel operator, Kelley had been widely known in Democratic Party circles through a long active career. He had served as county commissioner of Johnson Co., as road commissioner and constable, and was at one time senatorial committeman of his district.
The deceased was also a member of the Goreville High School Board and has taken a very active part in all Goreville civic affairs.
William Pressley was born to Isaac and Elizabeth (Lannom) Kelley, both of whom preceded him in death. He was married Nov. 25, 1891 in Goreville to Mexico Ollis, who survives.
He is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Orpha) Corzine, Goreville, two sons, Alvah and Sam C. Kelley, Goreville, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A son, Noel, died in 1930.
Other survivors are four sisters, Mrs. Mary James, Chicago; Mrs. Arvilla Parrish, Goreville; Mrs. Sam Simmons, Marion, and Mrs. Sam Cash, Marion. Three brothers preceded him in death: Calvin W., Joel B., and Sandy H.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 pm Tuesday at the Goreville Baptist Church with the Rev. Clyde Simmons officiating. 
 
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 Parents:
  Isaac N. Kelley (1845 - 1909)
  Elizabeth Francis Lannom Kelley (1848 - 1926)
 
 Spouse:
  Mexico Ollis Kelley (1869 - 1975)*
 
 Children:
  Samuel Calvin Kelley (1893 - 1983)*
  Alvah Kelley (1901 - 2001)*
  Noel T. Kelley (1903 - 1930)*
  Orpha F. Kelley Corzine (1910 - 2001)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Pressley Kelley (1870 - 1948)
  Arvilla Kelley Parrish (1872 - 1953)*
  Joel B. Kelley (1873 - 1899)*
  Calvin W. Kelley (1876 - 1900)*
  Mary Francis Kelley James (1878 - 1950)*
  America Lee Kelley Simmons (1880 - 1963)*
  Minnie Alice Kelley Cash (1883 - 1973)*
  Sandy H. Kelley (1891 - 1918)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cana Cemetery
Goreville
Johnson County
Illinois, USA
Plot: S. half of Old Part, Block 1, east half of lot 10
 
Created by: Richard Kelley
Record added: Jun 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19745516
William Pressley Kelley
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William Pressley Kelley
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William Pressley Kelley
Added by: Richard Kelley
 
 
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