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Sarah Sally Kell

January 13, 1930 — December 29, 2021


Sarah “Sally” Thomason Kell- January 13, 1930- December 29, 2021.  

Sally Thomason Kell daughter of the late Arlie Thomason and Gertrude Queen Thomason passed away on December 29, 2021 at the Life Care Center of the Copper Basin. Sally was a beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter, and aunt.  She was the wife of Marty Kell and mother of Beth Kell and Bonnie Kell.  She was predeceased by her husband and her daughter Beth. Sally was a teacher for over thirty years in the Fannin and Polk County school system. She loved her students and loved teaching. She was a Master School Teacher.  Sally was a member of the Tennessee Honor Society for teachers and had her master’s degree in education from the University of Tennessee. Sally was a co-founder of the Green Gold Conservancy and a gifted storyteller who shared her love for mountain stories with children and adults throughout the region.  She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of McCaysville-Copperhill where she taught Adult Sunday School for years.  Sally is survived by her daughter Bonnie Kell and her nieces and nephews, Laurie Lindgren, Grey Lindgren, Tom Lindgren, Margaret Lawrence, Rob Lawrence, Kim Kell Stinson and Tain Kell.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ducktown Basin Museum.

Arrangements entrusted to the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home of McCaysville, GA, you may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at

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