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Obituary of John Raphael Kelly

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John Raphael Kelly, 86, beloved husband of Bonnie Lou Barnhart Kelly passed away Thanksgiving evening, November 23, 2023, at Aiken Regional Medical Center following an illness.

Mr. Kelly was born on November 5, 1937, in New Jersey a son of the late Joh Raphael and Loretta Roosa Kelly. Mr. Kelly was a retired restaurateur, having owned 4 restaurants, the last being The Library in Annapolis, MD.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Susan Kelly of Baltimore MD; 3 sons, John Kelly of Aiken, Peter Kelly of Richmond, VA and Brian Kelly of Neptune, NJ; 2 sisters, Loretta Wilson of NJ and Moira Kelly of Kent, CT; 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 12:00pm at Heights Church, 4631 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Beech Island, SC. Visitation will be held from 11:00am until the hour of the service at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 or

The Historic George Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 211 Park Ave SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803) 649-6234 has charge of arrangements.

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1937 - 2023

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