March 7, 1927 ~ April 22, 2021

Born in: Madison County, NC
Resided in: Swannanoa, NC

Doris Payne Kelley, 94, of Asheville, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021 in Swannanoa, NC. Born in Madison County in 1927, Doris was the mother of Jean Kelley Hart, Joseph Kelley and the late Roberta Kelley Taylor.

Doris’ many talents included being a crochet master, a champion bowler, cooking up amazing homemade food, and being the best Mamaw ever to her many grandchildren. She will be remembered by her spunky, sassy personality and her ability to make everyone feel important.

Doris was predeceased by her husband Robert Kelley, her daughter Roberta Kelley Taylor, and her 9 brothers and sisters. Surviving in addition to her daughter Jeannie, son Joe and his wife Sharon, and her son-in-law Gene Taylor, are her grandchildren Samantha Sircey, Bobby Taylor, Cindy Hendrick, Geoffrey Taylor, John Kelley, Sunshine Kelley, 13 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a graveside service at Shepherd Memorial Park in Hendersonville on Monday, April 26 at 2 p.m.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


Graveside Service: April 26, 2021 2:00 pm

Shepherd Memorial Park
US Highway 25
Naples, NC


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. Our Nursing Fundamentals classes are keeping you in their thoughts and prayers. We love you Dr. Sircey!
    Sherrie Minkin and Tena Cole

  2. My Nursing Fundmentals students and I would like to share our deepest condolences with you and your family during this time of grief.

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