Ms. Linda Starling Kelley, age 59, of LaGrange, Georgia passed away on Sunday October 8, 2017 at her residence.
A native of Lanett, Alabama and LaGrange, Georgia, Linda attended Columbus State University where she graduated, with honors, earning a Master’s Degree in Special Education. After graduation, she taught at LaGrange High School for 24 years, before her retirement.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Hazel Starling; her grandmother, Annie Thrower; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Linda was a member of the Lanett Congregational Christian Church in Lanett and served in different capacities and roles within the church over the years.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Claudia Parrish of LaGrange, GA; her ex-husband, Larry Kelley of LaGrange, GA; her sisters: Jennifer (Jerry) Coleman of West Point, GA; JoAnn (Hugh) Daniel of Lanett, AL; Clara Pitts of Valley, AL; her brother, Tommy Starling of Valley, AL; her nieces: Regina (Drew) Creamer, Tabitha (Stephen) Thomas of Valley, AL; Annie (Ryan) Dunn of Columbia, MO; Hunter Pitts and Russell Wallace of Birmingham, AL; her nephews: Chris (Kelli) Daniel, Tommy (Charlotte) Starling, and Lee Coleman of Valley, AL; Terry (Claudia) Daniel of Lanett, AL; Clint (Beth) Starling of Wellington, AL; Great nieces: Esther Starling and Raelyn Thomas of Valley, AL; Samantha Daniel of Lanett, AL; Hope Starling of Wellington, AL; Great nephews: Connor Daniel, Collin Daniel, Tyler Creamer, and Colin Thomas of Valley, AL; Gabriel Daniel of Lanett, AL; Jacob Starling of Wellington, AL; Kendall Brooks and Kaden Coleman of LaGrange, GA; Rhett Dunn of Columbia, MO.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 at 2:00P.M. EDT at the Lanett Congregational Christian Church with interment following in Johnson Memorial Gardens. The Reverend Danny Spear officiating. Her family will be receiving friends at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home, 3700 20th Avenue, Valley, Alabama 36854, Tuesday evening from 5:00P.M. EDT until 8:00P.M. EDT.
Flowers will be accepted or the family requests that memorials be made in her name to the Lanett Congregational Christian Church, P.O. Box 609, Lanett, Alabama 36863.
Please visit her Memorial Tribute page at www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com to leave a condolence for her family, share a memory of Linda, or to light a Remembrance Candle in her memory.
Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.