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Services are held for Kelly DeSimone




Funeral services for Kelly Paul DeSimone, 84, of McRoberts, were held January 7 at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Burial was in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens at Big Stone Gap, Va.

A son of the late Vincenzo and Anna DeSidora DeSimone, he was born at Burdine. He died January 5 at the Pikeville Medical Center.

DeSimone was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a retired employee of Beth Elkhorn Corporation. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biology from Easter Kentucky University. He was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, and was very involved with his community and served on various boards and committees.

Surviving are his wife of nearly 54 years, Billie DeSimone; two daughters, Paula Kavolus, Greenville, S.C., and Kelly Sturm, Crystal Lake, Ill.; two sons, Victor Paul DeSimone, Richmond, and Andrew Jamison DeSimone, Inman, S.C.; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Grace Ann Reel, Pittsburgh, Penn.; and a brother, Joseph DeSimone, McRoberts.

Carty Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.


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