Landess McCown Kelso, 77 years old, of Fayetteville, TN, passed away peacefully on July 27th.
The funeral service will be held at 10 am, Tuesday, July 31st at First United Methodist Church of Fayetteville, TN. Rev. Tommy Ward will be officiating. Visitation will be held at 5:00pm-8:00 pm on Monday, July 30th at Higgins Funeral Home, Fayetteville, TN. Burial will follow the funeral at Rose Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Higgins Funeral Home.
Landess was born in Fayetteville, TN on 28 July, 1934. She graduated from McClenaghan High School n Florence, SC, and continued on to receive and Associate’s Degree from Columbia College, Columbia, SC.
Landess was married to Frank Kelso on 6 June 1956 in Florence, SC. They were married 56 wonderful years.
Landess worked as a Congressman’s front office assistant for Mr. John L. McMillan of South Carolina for two years. She then raised four happy children as a devoted U.S. Navy Spouse. She was actively involved in many activities and charities associated with organizations in the U. S. Navy. She was the sponsor for the USS Tennessee, SSBN-734, a U.S. Navy Submarine. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Fayetteville, TN.
Landess is survived by her husband ADM Frank B. Kelso II USN Ret, her children Dr. Thomas B. Kelso II, MD, Ph.D.,CAPT Robert Donald Kelso, USN, Mrs Mary K. Kearns, and Mrs. Kerry K. Thomas, eight grandchildren, her brother Mr. George W. McCown Jr. of Chattanooga, TN and other family and friends.
Landess is preceded in by her parents George and Mildred McCown and was a granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. C. L. Goodrich of Fayetteville, TN.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that any memorials be given to the ADM Frank B. Kelso II Scholarship Fund c/o W. C. Askew, 114 Brookemeade Circle, Fayetteville, TN 37334, the Building Fund of the First United Methodist Church of Fayetteville, TN, Rose Hill Cemetery Perpetual Trust Fund, P. O. Box 270, Fayetteville or charity of your choice.