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Dot O'Kelley

d. February 7, 2022


Dorothy “Dot” Dalton O’Kelley, of Covington, passed away Monday, February 7, 2022, at the age of 77. Mrs. O’Kelley was born and raised in Walton County and attended DeKalb Technical College where she obtained her certificate in early childhood care and education. She was a current member of Newton Baptist Church and was a past member of Cornish Mountain Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School to young children. Mrs. O’Kelley was also a past member of Canaan Baptist where she was active in the Canaan Women’s Fellowship and worked in the kitchen at CAMP. After retiring from Guardian, she enjoyed her free time tending to her flower garden and relaxing watching hummingbirds and butterflies. Being from a big family, Mrs. O’Kelley knew how to love very much and will be missed dearly by all. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruby Ernestine Wood; father, Charlie Manford Dalton; sisters, Edna Roberts, Betty Malcolm; brothers, Manford Dalton, Douglas Dalton.

Survivors include her loving husband of 58 years, John Pennington O’Kelley; daughters, Chris Bryant (Donnie), Julie Sewell (Shawn); son, Marty O’Kelley (Lori); grandchildren, Emma Faye O’Kelley, Lily Kate O’Kelley; sisters, Sue Witcher (Randy), Carol Coker (Cliff), Jane Robison (Truman), Marie Wilkerson (Larry); brothers, Tommy Dalton, Bobby Dalton; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service for Mrs. O’Kelley will be held Saturday, February 12, 2022, 11:00 A.M., at Newton Baptist Church, 720 Jack Neely Road, in Covington, with Pastor Tony Howeth officiating and Pastor Gary Satterfield, with interment following in Studdard Cemetery, in Rutledge. Friends are invited to visit with the family Friday, February 11, 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington.

Governor Brian Kemp’s latest executive order has eliminated restrictions on large gatherings; however, CDC guidelines recommend social distancing (6 feet apart) and wearing of masks while in public. Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home requests that you observe these recommendations while in our funeral home attending visitations and/or services.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, February 11, 2022

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home and Dogwood Hill Crematory - Access Road Location

1215 Access Road, Covington, GA 30014

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Saturday, February 12, 2022

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