Kelvin Parnell Kerns

January 14, 1959 ~ November 8, 2021 (age 62)


Kelvin P. Kerns, age 62, of Hazlehurst passed away Monday, November 08, 2021.


Mr. Kerns was born January 14, 1959 in Jeff Davis County.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer Parnell Kerns and Rosa Powell Kerns Dixon. He was a retired Industrial HVAC Tech from Propex and a member of Bridgeford Church of God.

He enjoyed carpentry and farming. He was a great Shepherd to his livestock, which consisted of hogs, sheep, chickens and along with his best friend Dixie, that’s why he was known as the Animal Whisperer.

He was many things to his family, he was the best Pa in the world, a humble giant of a man casting a large shadow, and he was their Oak in times of a storm, because he never wavered. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and loved spending time with them.


Survivors include his wife, Linda Hall Kerns of Hazlehurst; two sons,  Adam Lane Kerns (Zach) of Hazlehurst and Andrew Bryant (Somer) Kerns of Hazlehurst; sister, Karen Kerns Hutchinson (Tyrone) of Hazlehurst; brother, Jimmy Elmer Kerns (Edye) of Hazlehurst; grandchildren Rosaleigh Faye Kerns and Palmer Jean Kerns; several nieces and nephews also survive.


Visitation and Funeral Services will be held Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Bridgeford Church of God, visitation will begin at 2:00pm and funeral service will follow at 3:00pm with Mr. Jimmie Ryles, Rev. Jeremy Deloach, Rev. David Price and Rev. Tyrone Hutchinson officiating. Interment will follow in church cemetery.


Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy McLeod, Thomas Turner, Tony Davis, Amadeo Olvera, Larry and JoAnne Trowell, Fernando Ramirez, Michael Conner, Carolyn Herndon, Bridgeford Church of God Adult Sunday School Class and member and staff of the Hazlehurst Church of God Sunday School Office, Danny and Rhonda Joiner and Rocky and Leila Renfroe.


Active pallbearers will be Shawn Thompson, Nicky Lee, Graham Brantley, Aaron Brantley, Greer Smith and Rodney Sharpe.


The family may be contacted at the Kerns residence, 157 Satilla Church Road, Hazlehurst.


The ­­­­Kerns family and Wainright Parlor Funeral Home respectfully ask all in attendance to continue to follow social distancing guidelines set by our local health district and the CDC.


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Funeral Service
November 11, 2021

3:00 PM
Bridgeford Church of God Cemetery

November 11, 2021

4:06 PM
Bridgeford Church of God Cemetery

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