The funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Shady Grove Baptist Church, Whitewater Road, Ideal, Georgia. Burial will follow at Felton Chapel Independent Church Cemetery.
Alton Mckellar was born on August 17, 1953 to the late Andrew "Sack" McKellar Sr., and the late Mamie Lou Gary McKellar. "Jim," as he was known by family and friends, was preceded in death by one sister Ossie Lois McKellar Taylor. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church where he enjoyed singing in the Church choir. He was employed as a forklift driver at Southern Frozen Food and an off road dump truck driver with Sims and Sons. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge # 1222.
Jim is survived by two children, Jackie Ivory (Demetrius), Oglethorpe, Georgia and Tasha Drains, Butler, Georgia; ten grandchildren; six great grandchildren; six siblings, Tom Gary (Elma), Hartford, Connecticut, Eddie Roy McKellar (Mary Gillcrest), Garden Valley, Georgia, Larry McKellar (Angela), Fred McKellar, all of Fort Valley, Georgia, Andrew McKellar Jr. (Felicia). Oglethorpe, Georgia, Sandra Jean McKellar, Fort Valley, Georgia; aunt and uncle, Arrie Dean Walker, Oglethorpe, Georgia, James L. Garry (Annie Mae) Hartford, Connecticut, Robert Lee McKellar (Valarie), Rebecca, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including Mr. Ovet Harris.