April 26, 2013

Tony Keith Spence

Mr. Tony Keith Spence, 48, of Dalton, departed this life Friday morning, April 26, 2013, at the local hospital.  

Tony was born Nov. 20, 1964, in Dalton.  

Tony was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Hayes Spence; a brother, Danny Spence; his grandparents, Bob and Effie Young Spence and Marion and Estelle Williams Hayes.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Keesha Spence; granddaughters, Charity Marie Spence, Haleigh Ann Spence and Leah Faye Spence; father, Jack Spence; sister, Diane Kernea; nieces and nephews, Shannon and James Davis, Adam Catlett, Ashley Spence, Kristy Johnson and Cory Spence; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services to celebrate the life of Mr. Tony Keith Spence will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Ponders Melrose Chapel with the Rev. Scott Winters and the Rev. Travis Martin officiating.  

He will be laid to rest at the New Hope-Kilgore Cemetery in Murray County with James Davis, Marshall Hayes, Daniel Hayes, Hascal Bartlett, John Swink and Joe Hayes serving as pallbearers.  

The family will receive friends at Ponders Melrose Chapel from 6 to 9 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Sunday until the service hour.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel, 138 Melrose Drive; (706) 226-4002.


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