Barbara Carol Kelley


Barbara Carol Kelley, age 72, of Wewahitchka, Florida, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2022. Carol was born June 24, 1950, in Panama City, Florida to Billy and Barbara Shirley. She lived in Wewahitchka most of her life and was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. Carol received her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and her master’s degree from Troy University. She was a teacher and school psychologist for more than 40 years with the Gulf County School District. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Teaching Sorority. Carol enjoyed dancing, karaoke, shopping, traveling with her girlfriends, watching sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico, and watching the Florida State Seminoles especially Chief Osceola and Renegade. Most of all, Carol truly loved her family. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, William Herbert Shirley and Barbara Reinhardt Shirley; mother-in-law Erie P. Kelley; father-in-law, Oliver W. Kelley; brother-in-law, Oliver Gwynn Kelley; nephew, Michael Steven Miller. Survivors include, husband, Jerry Eugene Kelley of Wewahitchka, FL; son, Casey William Kelley of Wewahitchka, FL; sister, Susan Shirley Miller (Steve) of Marianna, FL; sister-in-law; Inez Kelley; nieces, April Langston (Kevin) of Greenville, FL, Catrina Crane (Richard) of Gulf Breeze, FL and Stephanie Miller Cortes (Jose) of Ocala, FL. Memorialization will be by cremation. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Shriners. May Carol’s life always be a blessing. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.


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