Martha Crain Kellum

Martha Crain Kellum

Martha June Crain Kellum, 84 of Monticello, passed away on April 17, 2016 at Belleview Nursing and Rehab in Monticello.

She retired from School Apparel in Star City where she worked for many years.

Mrs. Kellum was the last surviving Charter member of Oak Grove Assembly of God Church where she served faithfully as the Women’s Ministry Leader for many years. She was honored as “Mother of the Year” in 2009.

She was born on January 5, 1932 in Chidester to the late John Thomas Crain and Ura Byrom Crain.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Dale and Doyle Crain; a sister, Pauline Whitaker; and a son-in-law, Harrell Rhodes, Jr.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Norman Lee “Donnie” Kellum of Monticello; three precious daughters, Regina Rhodes, Gayle Brown and husband Bobby all of Monticello and Michelle Lay and husband Randy of Garrett Bridge; a sister, Betty Jean Pittman of La Habra, California; a brother, Carl Crain of Olive Branch, Mississippi; two special grandchildren, Brandt Landry Brown and Lillian Lay; and one great-granddaughter, Landree Kate.

A funeral service will be held on April 19 at 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Assembly of God Church with burial to follow in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation is April 18 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello.