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Martha Sue Scott Kelley

Hamburg, AR, 1932 - 2014

Mrs. Martha Sue Scott Kelley, 82, of Hamburg, died Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Mrs. Kelley was a native of Ashley County; a resident of Hamburg for many years and a former resident of Fountain Hill and Greenville Mississippi. She graduated from Fountain Hill High School and entered Nursing School at Kings Daughter's Hospital in Greenville, Mississippi. She graduated from Nursing School in 1954 as an honor graduate; had the highest academic record in her class and was voted best nurse by the teaching staff. She enjoyed nursing very much. After she retired from nursing, she enjoyed spending time with her family, embroidery, quilting, crocheting and cooking for her family (especially Sunday dinners). She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she worked in Vacation Bible School, Children's Sunday School and Choir for many years.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 56 1/2 years, Willie Claude Kelley in 2012; her parents, Aubrey D. & Trudy Wigley Scott; two brothers, James "Jim" Scott and Louis Aubrey Scott and a sister, Betty Maxwell.
She is survived by a son, Chris Kelley and wife, Connie, of Crossett; two daughters, Jana Evans and husband, Sam, and Melinda Long and husband, Keith, all of Hamburg; a sister, Edith Phillips of Crossett; six grandchildren, Javan Long and wife, Jessica, of Hamburg; Olivia Long and Myra Evans both of Little Rock, Aubrey Evans of Monticello; Garrett Kelley and wife, Cassie, of Crossett and Nick Kelley and fiancé, Mandy Huddleston, of Gillette; two great-grandchildren, Tylasin and Lynndon Kelle; a special sister-in-law and friend, Mary Ann White of Hamburg and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services are 2 p.m., Thursday at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Burial will be in the Promise Land Cemetery. Pallbearers are Javan Long, Garrett Kelley, Nick Kelley, Chuck White, Shelby Scott and Jack McDonald. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Promise Land Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. JoAnne Sullivan, 318 Ashley Road 131, Hamburg, Ark. 71646. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at

Published December 3, 2014

Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home, Inc.
302 E. Lincoln Street, P.O. Box 28, Hamburg, AR
Phone: 870-853-5252