Bettye Poole O’Kelley, 70, of Commerce, died Sunday, November 2, 2008, at her residence.
She was born in Irwin County, the daughter of the late Ernest Paul Shealy and Lillie Lugene Paulk Owens.
Survivors include her husband, Henry O’Kelley, Commerce; a daughter, Michelle Ledford, Commerce; sons, Ricky Johnson, Carnesville, and Darrin Poole, Commerce; brothers, Herman, Troy and Morris Owens, Ocilla, and Albert Owens, Mystic; sisters, Mildred Goodman and Faye Busbin, both of Ocilla, Nina Whitley, Fitzgerald, Camilla Owens, Mystic, and Debbie Gurr, Douglas; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 5, at 1 p.m., in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with Pastor Howard Conine and Associate Pastor Beth Stephens of the New Covenant Worship Center in Athens officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Monday, November 3, and Tuesday, November 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. and at other times at the residence.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.