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Debra “Debbie” Ann Kelly, age 61

Debra “Debbie” Ann Kelly went to be with her savior, Jesus Christ, on February 20, 2023 at Life Touch Hospice House in El Dorado, Arkansas.  

She was born on July 15, 1961 to Gloria and Gene Porter, Sr., in El Dorado, AR, where she lived most of her life. She was a member of Church at the Armory. She enjoyed growing flowers, fishing and taking care of her grandchildren. She loved taking care of her family.  

 She was preceded in death by her father Gene Porter, Sr., a nephew Jake Porter; and her husband Chuck Kelly. 

 She is survived by her mother Gloria Perdue, El Dorado; daughters Whitney Dolden, Little Rock, AR, and Allison Dolden of El Dorado. She leaves behind seven grandchildren; Brice Dolden, Brittany Pugh, Payton Dolden, Daniel Pugh, Gloria Massey, Edyn Qualls, and Mia Qualls.

 Debbie is mourned by her siblings Gene Porter, of El Dorado; Stacey (Terri) Porter, of Camden; Susan (Hector) Pages, of Boynton Beach, Florida; Stuart (Melissa) Porter, of Smackover; and a host of nieces and nephews.  

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023, 11:00am, at Church at the Armory, 815 W. 8th Street, El Dorado. Burial will be private.  

 Memorials can be made to Life Touch Hospice House. 

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Pat Stringfellow Posted February 22, 2023 9:39 PM

    Debbie was a good friend and a sister-in-Christ to me. I will miss her. I know she fought her battle with cancer, and she won by being healed by her Heavenly Father. II will keep my prayers for you and your family, and may God cover each one of you with his love and comfort.

  • Jamie Blackwell Posted February 22, 2023 9:57 PM

    Debbie was an amazing lady. She had a beautiful spirit about her and loved the Lord for sure. She loved her family and it showed by the way she cared for them. She will be greatly missed.

  • Marsha King Roark Posted February 22, 2023 10:42 PM

    Debbie was awedome person and we grew up around as kids .Love her family .she will forevet missed and loved

  • LeAnn and Bill Whiddon Posted February 23, 2023 9:07 AM

    Smart, funny, generous. She loved her family dearly. She fought valiantly to remain here with them, but God had other plans, and she is now in His glorious presence. We will miss her always.

  • Alene Fife Drummond Posted February 23, 2023 1:23 PM

    Peace to all who loved her…

  • Diane Lovette Posted February 23, 2023 3:17 PM

    Debbie I love ❤️ you a your spirit was awesome you loved your family we had good conversations you’ll b missed by many A StrongWoman you were God has a Beautiful Soul . With my all I’ll take care of mom rest in heaven friend I’ll never forget 2/13/23❤️💔💔

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