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Rayburn Blair Kelly, Sr
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Birth: 1914
Colbert County
Alabama, USA
Death: Jul. 5, 1952
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA

Allie Mae Street Kelly

Anne Katherine Kelly McKnatt Elam
Donna Kay "Donnie" Kelly Youngblood
Rayburn Blair "Ray" Kelly Jr.
Deborah Kelly Bailey Sewart Han

Don, Corey, Laurie, Dan, Brenda, Diane, Mike, Tammy, Andy, Jim, Kelly

Donald, CJ, Wendy, Don, Elizabeth, Anastasia, Aaron, Heather, Billy, Amber, Brandon, Anna, Michelle

Aaron, Alex, Erin, Faith

Blair's time on Earth was short. He left behind a lot of memories for his loved ones.

Blair was a WW2 Veteran. After he got out of the service, he became a carpenter and a furniture maker by trade. He made his family beautiful pieces of furniture and other wood projects, such as horse bookends, a turtle trinket box, the shell opens up. The beautiful pieces, I have seen are awesome. He had a gift from God to take a piece of wood and make something out of it with so much detail.

Blair died from a heat stroke after leaving work one hot summer day. He was taken to the hospital after collapsing on the sidewalk. He was in a coma and his temp was 110 degrees. The hospital packed him in ice and he lived this way for a week.

Blair's service records:



SHELBY MISSISSIPPI","14","06","44","

Private","Private","No branch assignment","

No branch assignment","#","

Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law","###","
Civil Life","ALABAMA","14","White, citizen","Grammar school","
Tinsmiths, coppersmiths, and sheet metal workers","Married","Selectees (Enlisted Men)","#","0867","3.289"

Please leave a note and token for this young husband and father that died way too soon. Thanking you from the bottom of my heart.

Elmwood Cemetery
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Peace, Comfort and Hugs,...
Record added: Dec 29, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23618411
Rayburn Blair Kelly, Sr
Added by: Peace, Comfort and Hugs, Brenda & Wendy
Rayburn Blair Kelly, Sr
Added by: Peace, Comfort and Hugs, Brenda & Wendy
Rayburn Blair Kelly, Sr
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- Gerricksmom
 Added: Aug. 11, 2014
Since you left; the closing of another year is upon us.. Thank you for all the cherished memories; you left us, to hold close to our hearts. Until we meet again.. Peace, love and hugs,
- Brenda
 Added: Dec. 28, 2011
Dear Santa,I'm writing you this letter as I'm feeling a little blue, so I hope you don't think I am asking too much of you.You visit every year and leave everyone such wonderful things, but I'm wondering if you also visit our loved ones who have wings?......(Read more)
- Peace, Comfort and Hugs, Brenda & Wendy
 Added: Dec. 25, 2011
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