Born 1929 in West Monroe, Louisiana, Major Kelly served in the US air force during the Korean conflict.
Major was a longtime Sonora area resident, and he died Monday, Sept. 5, 2022, at 93 years of age.
A true “southern gentleman,” Major loved music and spent his entire life playing guitar. He played at local nursing homes as a volunteer for the last 20 or so years. His stories and tales inspired and entertained. He will be missed by many. Rest in peace, Major.