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James DeWayne (Garfield) Pelly, 42, (1972-2015)

He was a member of a highly regarded Adair County, KY family. He was a native of Adair County and a resident of the county at the time of his death. He was the son of Wayne & Vocal Huddleston Pelly, who survive. His wife, Melissa Mullen Petty, also survives. He leaves four direct living descendants. He was a mechanic.
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James DeWayne "Garfield" Pelly, 42, of Columbia, KY, died Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10pmCT, at the Westlake Regional Hospital Emergency Room, Columbia, KY.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 1pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with burial in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Monday, March 9, 2015, at the funeral home.

James DeWayne (Garfield) Pelly, 42, (1972-2015)

He was born October 27, 1972, in Adair County, KY. He was the son of Wayne & Vocal Huddleston Pelly of Columbia, KY, who survive. He died Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 42 years, four months, and eight days.

He was a mechanic.

Survivors include:
  • His parents: Wayne & Vocal Huddleston Pelly of Columbia, KY

  • His wife: Melissa Mullen Pelly of Columbia, KY

  • Three sons: Bryce Bechtel, Ethan Tomblin & Isaiah Pelly all of Columbia, KY

  • One daughter: Skylar Bechtel of Columbia, KY

  • One brother: Paul Pelly of Columbia, KY

  • His paternal grandparents: Clyde & Louise Stone Pelly of Columbia, KY

  • His mother-in-law: Darlene Owens & her mother, Betty Owhsowski both of Munfordville, KY

  • Several aunts, uncles, other relatives

  • And a host of friends
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Fred & Alice Coomer Huddleston and a cousin, Kody Pelly.

Send a condolence to the family of James DeWayne (Garfield) Petty.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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James DeWayne (Garfield) Pelly, 42 (1972-2015)

2015-03-09 - 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.

James DeWayne (Garfield) Pelly, 42 (1972-2015)

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