Kelly Lunn, 88, of the Holts Corner Community of Marshall County, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, in Hillcrest Nursing Facility in Owensboro, Ky.
Mr. Lunn was born in Marshall County and was a member of Promise United Methodist Church. Kelly was a self-employed merchant for 35 years, where he served his community generously. Mr. Lunn played Minor League Baseball from 1948 until 1951 in Pennington Gap, Va., Big Stone Gap, Va., Crowley, La., and Port Arthur, Texas. He sponsored and coached Little League Baseball and served as an early board member of the Marshall County Vocational School. An avid bird hunter, he was a past member and officer of the Volunteer State Field Trial Club and Old Hickory Kennel Club and raised many championship pointers.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Emogene Chambliss Lunn; mother, Hannah Sue Lunn Scott; and sisters, Faye Lamb and Sarah (Jack) Tucker.
Mr. Lunn is survived by his daughter, Connie (Bruce) Blanton of Owensboro, Ky.; stepdaughter, Janice (Al) Schmunsler of Pasadena, Texas; stepson, Jim (Betsy) Barnes of Centerville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Will and Andy Blanton, Rhonda Barnes Bennett, Darren Barnes, Bill Nix, Avis Nix, and Jamie Kelley; sisters, Ruth Sweeney, Alice Harris, and Madge (Tom) Trisdale; brother-in-law, Ralph Lamb; a special cousin, W.O. "Bill" Taylor; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Jan. 20, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Hal Manier and Rev. John Pennington officiating. Burial followed in Swanson Cemetery in Chapel Hill.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Promise United Methodist Church or Forrest High School Athletic Department. A visit to an elderly or shut-in neighbor or friend would also be a cherished memorial to Kelly.
Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapel Hill, was in charge of arrangements.