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Lonnie Lee Kelly

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BESSEMER CITY — Lonnie Lee Kelly, 87, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at his home.

Lonnie was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, formerly employed with the Gastonia Police Department and retired from Bridges and Sons Trucking, where he drove as a long-distance driver.

Lonnie was preceded in death by his two grandsons, Michael Scott Bradley and Jerry “Sonny” Proctor Jr.

He is leaving behind his two daughters, Genelle Y. Proctor of Blacksburg, South Carolina and Nancy Kelly Tedder of Kenly; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at Bright Light Baptist Church with interment at Westview Gardens on Wednesday, Dec. 26.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in Lonnie’s name to Gaston Hospice, 258 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28054.

Arrangements are by Sisk-Butler Funeral Home, Bessemer City.