James E. Kelly, Sr.

Published 5:08 pm Tuesday, April 19, 2016

VIENNA — James E. “Jimmy” Kelly, Sr., age 79, of 210 Church Street, Vienna, died Friday, April 15, 2016, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany.
Born in Cordele, he was the son of the late Grady Kelly and Maxine Fortenberry Kelly. Jimmy served 33 years as a Vienna City Councilman and was also Mayor Pro-tem. He also served as a school bus driver for 34 years. He was a member of Vienna Church of God and had worked as a meat cutter at Stephens Super Foods.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne H. Kelly of Vienna; his daughter, Susan McNeese of Vienna; his son, Jim Kelly (Janet) of Kathleen; his sister, Barbara Mays of Vienna; his brother, Tommy Kelly of Cordele; his grandchildren, Chase McNeese, Zach McNeese, Amelia Kelly and Carson Kelly.
Funeral services will be at 2 PM Monday, April 18 in Vienna Church of God with interment in Vienna City Cemetery.  Rev. Kenny Croft and Mrs. Donna Stripling will officiate.
The family may be contacted at the Kelly residence, 210 Church Street, Vienna.
Memorial gifts may be made to Vienna Church of God Building Fund, PO Box 248, Vienna, Georgia 31092.
Friends may register online at www.brannen-nesmith.com.
Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home of Vienna has charge of arrangements.