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William David O'Kelley, Jr.

September 17, 1942 ~ May 17, 2016 (age 73)

William David “Buddy” O’Kelley, Jr of Rutledge, died May 17, 2016.  He was a native of Rutledge, born on September 17, 1942 to William D. O’Kelley, Sr. and Helen O’Kelley Brown.  After graduating from Morgan County High School, Buddy obtained an education degree from Berry College.   He later earned a Master’s degree from the University of Tennessee and a Specialists degree from Jacksonville State.  He taught at Pepperell High School for thirty years and also served as Principal at Pepperell Junior High.  Buddy also spent time teaching at the college level.  William “Buddy” O’Kelley loved to make others laugh.  He was a devoted member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Mr. O’Kelley is survived by a son, William David “Bill” O'Kelley, III & Robyn of Lindale, GA.  He also leaves a number of cousins and friends.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, May 22 at 3:00 PM at the Rutledge City Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Ebenezer Baptist Church 3861 Ebenezer Church Road Social Circle, GA 30025.

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