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Hilda 'Ruth' (Kelly) Harrell

June 1, 1929 ~ April 2, 2017 (age 87)


Hilda Ruth Harrell “Momma” was born in Coosa County, Alabama on June 1, 1929. She accepted the Lord at an early age and was a member of St. John AME Church.

Ruth was preceded in death by her mother and  father James and Beatrice Kelly;husband, Cleveland “Bubba” Harrell; brother, Andrew Kelly; sister Annie Laura McKinney; son James Kelly; and daughters: Carrie Howard. And Christine Harrell.

 Hilda leaves her memories to her children: Martha Blair, Dolly Harrell, Ida James, Maritha Bradford (Martae Bradford) and Bernay Hayes (Roy Hayes). In addition to

Hilda’s children she accepted four of her grandchildren as her own: Andrew James  (Kita), Eric James (Regina),Latitia Hayes (Chris) and Roy Hayes (Jasmine). 

Thirteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren, fifteen great-great grandchildren, a special granddaughter, Ronda Gibbs, niece, Terry.  Sisters Dorothy Whetstone of Goodwater, AL, Alice Scott of Montgomery, AL, Mary Jones of Goodwater, AL, Catherine (David) Williams of Birmingham, AL, Elizabeth Caldwell (Lonnie Wayne Caldwell) of Goodwater, AL and brother, Lonzie (Monica) Kelly of Sylacauga, AL. A daughter-in-law, Ella Mae Kelly. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other  relatives, and special friends:  Bobbie Sandlin, Albert Simmons, Willie C. Patterson, Flora Mae Chapman and Horace Kelly.


 Service Information

April 7, 2017

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Armour's Memorial Chapel
1465 N. Central Avenue
Alexander City, Alabama 35010

Funeral Service
April 8, 2017

1:00 PM
St. John A.M.E. Church
Hwy 9
Goodwater, Alabama 35072

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