Obituaries for Tues., April 22, 2014

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Heath Kelley, Covington County Deputy Sheriff, 46, of Red Level, died unexpectedly Fri., April 18, 2014, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident while in the line of duty.

Funeral services will be held Tues., April 22, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Andalusia. The Rev. Brent Cook will be officiating. Eulogies will be given by Covington County Sheriff Dennis Meeks, Captain Preston Hughes and Curtis Chesser. The casket will be placed in the church one hour prior to services. The Covington County Sheriff’s Department will serve as honor guards.

Burial will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

A 1985 graduate of Red Level High School, Deputy Kelley joined the Covington County Sheriff’s Department eight years ago. He worked as a jailer prior to becoming a road deputy. He loved life. Some of his favorite things were camping and horses, but most of all, he loved his wife, children and grandchildren.

Survivors will include his loving wife of 13 years, Anita Kelley of Red Level; son, Ty (Carrie) Kelley of the Onycha community; daughters, Skylar (Luigi) Raggazoni of Hoover and Jennifer Kelley of Red Level; father, William Kelley of Red Level; brother, Tim Kelley of Red Level; and grandchildren, Taya Kelley, Taylor Kelley and Lucas Raggazoni.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Jane Kelley.

Serving as pallbearers will be Lamar Stokes, Curtis Chesser, Tony Ellison, Tracy Turner, Cliff Potrey, Bo Odom and Chris Marvin.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Danny Well, W. C. Odom, the Covington County Sheriff’s Office and the Alabama State Troopers.