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September 21, 2023

Dewey Ray Kerley

Dewey Ray Kerley, 74, of Hickory, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

He was born Tuesday, December 17, 1946, in Alexander County, to the late William Taylor “Tate” Kerley and Mary Jane Estep Kerley.

Dewey is survived by a brother, Troy Kerley of Lenoir; and a sister, Linda Kerley Little of Arkansas.

Due to Covid 19, a Memorial Service will be conducted at a later date.

Chapman Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Dewey Kerley.


  1. Dennis Dillard on January 5, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Lot of good memories I have of all of you .My prayers are with all the family and friends.

  2. Linda Kerley Lyttle on January 16, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Thank you Dennis. We do have a lot of good memories. Dewey Ray had many health problems, but his bladder cancer came back in all fury and mastized into his hip and quickly took his life. One special thing happened at the hospital. He told Troy Dean that Wayne came to him in a dream and told him he needed to get right with the Lord b/c his time was short on earth. So Dean had prayer with him and he got things right with God. That is amazing b/c Wayne passed away in 2003. There is only me and Dean now. Charlie and I live in Arkansas near our son and Grands.
    and Dean lives in Lenoir NC. I hope you and your family are doing great. God bless you all. Charlie and Linda Kerley Lyttle.

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