Hampton Kelly, 79


Mr. Hampton Kelly, 79, of Twin City, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2022, at Emanuel Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, in the Swainsboro Auditorium with Reverend Alan Moss officiating. Interment followed in Swainsboro City Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Chapman Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Eric Pharr, Eric Pharr, Jr., Aaron Jordan, Chris Kirkland, Terry Kelly, Fredrick Kelly, Josh Kelly, and Teran Kelly. Honorary pallbearer was Dennis Coney.

Mr. Kelly was born February 2, 1943, in Swainsboro, to James Kelly and Annie Lue Durden Kelly. He enjoyed farming, riding horses, fishing, and watching tv, and was a member of Ohoopee Grove Baptist Church where loved doing programs as a way to give back to the church. Mr. Kelly is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Herbert Kelly, June Kelly, and George Kelly; sisters, Annie Lue Kelly and Essie Bell Williams.

Mr. Kelly is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Sylvia M. Kelly of Twin City; sons, Frederick Kelly (Maria) of Dublin and Terry Kelly of Twin City; daughter, Felicia Pharr (Eric) of Swainsboro; grandchildren, Aaron Jordan, Teran Kelly, Diamond Kelly, Josh Kelly, Ashanti Kelly, and Shania Kelly; great-grandchildren, Aaliyah Jordan, Aaron Jordan, Jr., and Ayden Jordan; a host of nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.