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Monday September 10th, 2018
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Robert Douglas Kelley III

Robert Douglas “Bobby” Kelley, III, age 49, of Myrtle Beach, SC, formerly of Sylva, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Embrace Hospice House of Myrtle Beach, SC., following a brief illness. He was the son of Bob and Jeannie Kelley of Sylva.

He was a member and deacon at The Little Chapel By The Sea in Cherry Grove Beach, SC. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Kelley Properties and North Myrtle Beach Hotels, Inc. Bobby loved to travel, and he dearly loved his family.    

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one son; David, one sister; Kristian Baucom and one brother; Michael (Robin) Kelley of Myrtle Beach, SC. He is also survived by two special nieces; Avery and Taylor, two special nephews; Brooks and Drayton and several aunts, uncles and cousins.   

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Lovedale Baptist Church with Revs. Eddie Dietz, Mike Farmer and Eddie Stillwell officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday, September 10, 2018 at Appalachian Funeral Services from 5:30 until 8:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Kelley Family charity of choice:


P.O. BOX 188, Sylva, NC 28779

An online registry is available at: www.appalachianfuneralservices.com

Appalachian Funeral Services is serving the family.

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Dear Jeannie and Bob, Please know you have our love and deepest sympathy during this time of such a heartbreaking loss. God Bless you and your family. Joy and Lambert

Joy and Lambert Hooper Sep 20 2018 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Kym Beck OGrady Sep 19 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Kelley III

Kym Beck OGrady Sep 19 2018 12:00 AM

We are so sorry about your loss of your son. It must be so extremely hard to give up a child. All of you are remembered in our prayers!!

Harold and Melba Elders Sep 12 2018 12:00 AM

So heartbreaking-May God enfold you all in His Healing Arms and give you comfort. Keeping you always in our prayers.

Jean and Jim Hartbarager Sep 12 2018 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to hear about Bobbys passing. I pray that your family will find comfort in knowing that he no longer suffering and in the arms of the Lord.

Janet Cooper Purser Sep 11 2018 12:00 AM

When I saw all the Kelley stores closed today, this ominous wave of dread came over me. I'm so, so sorry for the darkness that has draped over you. I wish I had a magic wand to make it all better.

Mary Joyce Sep 11 2018 12:00 AM

I am sorry for your loss! May God bless you all!

Elizabeth Sutton and Bill Isbell Sep 11 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Kelley III

Elizabeth Sutton and Bill Isbell Sep 11 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Kelley Family, Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Having lost my son in 2005 you would think I could offer some comfort but I'm afraid there is none. Just knowing that Bobby is with our Lord and Savior and that we will one day be with them all brings me hope. I am asking God to wrap His loving arms around each and every one of you and fill the emptiness in your hearts with His eternal love and Grace. I love you all!

Kathy Barnes Sep 11 2018 12:00 AM

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