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James Wayne Pelly, 67, Columbia, KY (1952-2020)

James Wayne Pelly of Columbia passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 4:10 A.M. at Hillcreek Rehab & Care in Louisville. He was 67 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amCT on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Adam Shepard officiating. Burial will follow in Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 5pmCT on Tuesday. The Healthy at Work Guidelines issued by the State will be followed.

He was born September 4, 1952, in Adair County, a member of Columbia Christian Church, retired from Ingersoll Rand, served in the National Guad, loved to fish and sing.

His father, James Clyde Pelly and a son, James Dewayne "Garfield" Pelly preceded him in death.

Survivors include:
  • His mother - Louise Stone Pelly of Columbia
  • His wife - Vocal Huddleston Pelly of Columbia
  • One son - Paul Pelly of Columbia
  • One brother - Bobby Joe Pelly of Columbia
  • One sister - Kathy Rodgers of Columbia
  • One grandchild - Isiah Pelly
  • Three step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren
  • Several other relatives and friends
Casket Bearers: Danny Stone, Billy Stone, Bobby Joe Pelly, Jeff Rodgers, Jared Rodgers, Bryce Bechtel, Mark Huddleston

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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James Wayne Pelly, 67, Columbia, KY (1952-2020)

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