The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, March 18, 2017, at First Salem Baptist Church, 191 Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia, where Rev. Jeffrey Randle is pastor. The Rev. Hosie Waters, pastor of Magnolia Baptist Church, Montezuma, Georgia, will officiate. Burial will follow at the Davis Chapel Cemetery, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Pastor Edward McKellar was born on November 30, 1973 in Montezuma, Georgia to the late Barbara McKellar and Eddie Fudge and was reared by Eddie McKellar. He was preceded in death by one brother, Terrance Fudge. He was educated in the public school system of Macon County where attended the historic D.F. Douglas High School, Montezuma, Georgia. At an early age he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. Pastor McKellar served faithfully as pastor for six years at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Andersonville, Georgia. He was employed with Barner’s Trucking Company and Department of Transportation. He was a dedicated member of the Masonic Herman Lodge #51. Pastor McKellar met the former Shandra Freeman, and, on September 9, 2004, two hearts became one when they bonded in holy matrimony.
He leaves to cherish his memory: his devoted wife of 12 years, Shandra McKellar, Montezuma, Georgia; six children, Makaylah McKellar, Ejuan McKellar, Jeremiah McKellar, Emyia McKellar, Amari McKellar, and Jamal Freeman; seven siblings, Arlecia Fudge Smith (Willie), Montezuma, Georgia, Torrence Fudge, Miami, Florida; Christa Pryor-Hughley (Joseph), Atlanta, Georgia, Jeffery Haugabook (Sherith), Montezuma, Georgia, Charlene Fudge, New York, Telah Walker (Shareef), Macon, Georgia, and LaNorris Battle, Montezuma, Georgia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Miles Freeman (Nadine), Fred Freeman, Yolanda Floyd (Kenneth), all of Dothan, Alabama, Oren Freeman (Daphine), Fredrick, Maryland, Dexter Freeman, Atlanta, Georgia, Brodreick Freeman, Blakely, Georgia; aunts and uncles, Arthur Taylor (Mary), Warren, Michigan, Edward Taylor (Rochelle), Beavers Fall, Pennsylvania, Randy Taylor (Carolyn), Gwendolyn Rumph (George), all of Fort Valley, Georgia, Annie Lois Brown, Warner Robins, Georgia, Loretta Johnson, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Carolyn Lohman (Don), Midway, Alabama, Peggy Fudge, Arlena Fudge, Lille Thomas (Rev. David), Arlena Washington, all of Montezuma, Georgia, Leon Fudge and Vanessa Fudge, both of Atlanta, Georgia; a host nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.