|William Eugene "Gene" Kelly
2 November 1936 - 30 July 2012
Bunc Co NC Bunc Co NC
Arden - William Eugene (Gene) Kelly, 75, of Arden, passed away July
Mr. Kelly was born November 2, 1936 in Black Mountain, but resided
in Arden the last 44 years. He worked at Beacon Manufacturing in
Swannanoa for 25 years. Gene was the owner of Kelly's Electric Door
Lift Company in Arden for 25 years. He was of the Baptist faith.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times from August 1 to August 2, 2012;
Photos selected from those posted by the family at www.harwoodhomeforfunerals.
Gene is preceded in death by his parents, Will and Ruth Kelly; and sister, Barbara Kelly Grant.
He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Evelyn Rogers Kelly; daughter, Pam Kelly Collins and
husband, Don of Black Mountain, NC; step-daughters, Sandra Johnson and Tracy Ponder both of
Mooresville, NC; step-sons, Rick and Ronny Emory both of Arden, NC; brother, Wilburn Kelly of
Black Mountain, NC; grandchildren, Megan and Kelsie Collins; 14 step-grandchildren; and 3
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, August 3, 2012 at 11:00 am in the Chapel of
Harwood Home for Funerals. Burial will follow at Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Four Seasons Hospice or The Elizabeth
House, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
Arrangements are in the care of Harwood Home for Funerals, 828-669-2977.