Saturday, April 19, 2014

Heath Kelley, Covington County Deputy Sheriff


Heath Kelley, Covington County Deputy Sheriff, age 46, of Red Level died unexpectedly Friday April 18, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident while in the line of duty.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Andalusia. The casket will be placed in the church one hour prior to services. The Covington County Sheriff’s Department will serve as honor guards.
Burial will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday at the First Baptist Church of Andalusia.

A 1985 graduate of Red Level High School, Deputy Kelley joined the Covington County Sheriff’s Department 8 years ago. He had worked as a jailer before becoming a road deputy. He loved life. Some of his favorite things were camping and horses, but most of all he loved his wife, children and grandchildren.

Survivors will include his wife, Anita Kelley of Red Level
Son, Ty (Carrie) Kelley of the Onycha community
Daughters, Skylar (Luigi) Raggazoni of Hoover
Jennifer Kelley of Red Level
Father, William Kelley of Red Level
Brother, Tim Kelley of Red Level
Grandchildren, Taya Kelley, Taylor Kelley, Lucas Raggazoni
He was preceded in death by his mother, Jane Kelley.

Serving as pallbearers will be Lamar Stokes, Curtis Chesser, Tony Ellison, Tracy Turner, Cliff Potrey and Bo Odom.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Danny Well, W. C. Odom and the Covington County Sheriff’s Department and officers with the Alabama State Troopers.


  1. I am sorry to read of the passing of your loved one. Words don't always ease the pain when you are grieving the death of a loved one, but I hope you will find comfort in Jesus' promise of the resurrection hope (Acts 24:15) when he will raise up those who are now sleeping in death (John 11:11), restoring them back to life on the renewed Paradise earth (John 5:28,29; Luke 23:43). What a wonderful blessing to look forward too. Until then, may God (Psalms 83:18) grant you peace and comfort during this grievous time-Matthew 5:4.

  2. I didn't know Heath, but am told he was a wonderful person. My heart breaks for you and your family. My the Lord hold you close and give you peace.