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Obituary for Ben Kirby Kelley

Ben Kirby Kelley, 69, of Alma, AR passed away on Friday, October 27, 2023 at a local hospital. He had a variety of hobbies over the years including golf, archery, scuba diving, remote control airplanes, going to the shooting range and was an avid motorcyclist. With his love of carpentry, you knew he liked you if you had a handmade key chain. Ben was a mentor to all. He was born January 29, 1954 in Long Beach, CA to the late Phillip and Patsy (Horgan) Kelley. Ben was also preceded by a brother, Tracy R. Kelley.

Private family graveside service will be at Vaught Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma. The family will visit with friends on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 from 5-7 PM at Ocker Chapel, 917 Hwy. 64 E., Alma, AR.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Towana (Reed) Kelley; daughter, Bobbi Flynn and husband Derrick of Alma; son, Matt Kelley and wife Aspen of Jacksonville, FL; granddaughters, Maddy Kelley, Reese Flynn and Hayden Kelley; brother, Robin Kelley and wife Debbi; brother in law and sister in law, Randy and Rhonda Mendenhall; nephew, Taud Mendenhall; mother in law, Josephine Reed and his beloved dog, Rowdy.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alma Community Outreach Center, PO Box 1104, Alma, AR 72921

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