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Nov. 14, 1956, USA
Aug. 20, 2008 Caraway Craighead County Arkansas, USA
Troy Lynn Kelems, 51, of Caraway, died Wednesday at his home near Caraway. A native and life-long resident of Caraway, Troy was a retired police officer for the City of Caraway. He served 21 years in law enforcement and held over 50 certificates in law enforcement training.
Troy was a member of First Baptist Church in Caraway and a 27-year member of the Caraway Masonic Lodge where he served as Worshipful Master in 1987. He was preceded in death by a son, Joshua Kelems; his father, Elmer Kelems; his brother, Pearly Ray Kelems; and his stepfather, Lonnie Hall.
Survivors include: His Wife: Glenda Stallings Kelems;
2 Sons: Jonathan and his wife, Jennifer Kelems, and Justin Kelems and his fiancÚ, Courtney Thomas, all of Caraway;
His Mother: Flossie Hall of Caraway;
3 Brothers: Ricky Kelems, and Roy Kelems, both of Caraway, and Robert Hall of Monette;
2 Sisters: Melvina Richeson of Fort Smith, and Doris Farmer of Trumann;
1 Granddaughter: Hailey Kelems of Caraway; and
His father-in-law and mother-in-law: James and Geneva Stallings of Jonesboro.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 at First Baptist Church in Caraway with Rev. Rick Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in Caraway Cemetery under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers include: Tyrone Koons, Glenn Boone, Asa Boatman, Terry Couch, Tim Brickell and Kenneth Faulkner.
Honorary pallbearers include: Shannon Kelems, Jason Kelems, Chris Kelems, Shawn Kelems and Dustin Kelems.