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James C. Kellum, Sr.

James C. Kellum, Sr., age 90, 1188 State Route 239, Huntington Mills, died at his home on Sunday morning, July 23, 2017. He had been in failing health for the past two months.

Born in Jacksonville, North Carolina on August 17, 1926, he was a son of the late Leon T. and Della Mae Kellum. He resided in Huntington Mills since 1949.

Jim was a lifelong  farmer and also operated an insurance agency from his home. He was a member of the Town Hill United Methodist Church. His hobbies were golfing, hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed the family picnics with his children and grandchildren at the pond.

Jim served with the U.S. Army during World War II, serving with the 11th Airborne Division, the first American troops to set foot on Japanese soil.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Sarah I. Rupp, on April 20, 2012; by a daughter, Holly Mae Kellum, on July 20, 1977; by a son in law, Robert L. Switzer, on January 4, 2016; and by five brothers and one sister.

Surviving are four children: Penny C. Switzer, Shickshinny; Pamela Irene, wife of Lon Fadley, Manassas, Virginia; James C. Kellum, Jr., and his wife Rosalind, Danville; Hope Ellen Welsh, Berwick; eight grandchildren: Lon Fadley, Jr.; Ethan Fadley (Dianna); Rob Switzer (Joli); Holly Welsh (Mike Rorke); Jade Fetterolf (Caleb); Todd Switzer; James C. Kellum, III (Holly); Matthew Kellum; three great grandchildren: Avery Kellum; Hannah Fadley; Mason Fadley; a sister, Velma, wife of Dwight Morton, Girard, Ohio; a brother, Al Kellum, Jacksonville, North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1:30 p. m. in the Town Hill United Methodist Church, 417 Town Hill Road, Shickshinny, with his pastor, Rev. Bethany P. Wood officiating. Interment in Elan Memorial Park, Lime Ridge, with military honors by the combined veterans group.

Viewing will be at the Town Hill United Methodist Church on Friday from 7:00  p.m. to 8:30 p. m. or on Saturday from 12:30 p. m. to 1:30 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be sent to the Town Hill United Methodist Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service,  Benton.

 


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A candle was lit in memory of James Kellum, Sr.

Glenda Lechleitner Aug 4 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Kellum, Sr.

Penny Switzer Jul 31 2017 12:00 AM

Thank you very much and so very true

Penny Jul 31 2017 12:00 AM

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A GARDEN PATH was ordered on July 28, 2017

Expression of Sympathy Jul 28 2017 12:00 AM

Condolences to the Kellum family. You were very fortunate to have your father so many years. He had a full and long life. He was always to me. The grandchildren were fortunate to have memories of tractor rides on Lizzie. And as many as they wanted. God bless

Laurel Kellum Jul 28 2017 12:00 AM

Our prayers are with you during this time of grief . Uncle Al is doing good and Is taking Uncle Clifton's passing as well as expected , God bless you all, The families of Margaret Kellum Morton

John and Esther Roop and family, Alfred Smith Kellum Jul 27 2017 12:00 AM

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A TABLE BASKET was ordered on July 26, 2017

Expression of Sympathy Jul 26 2017 12:00 AM

Jim was a knowledgeable man and a wonderful neighbor for the past 27 years. Our daughters made many an apple pie from the Kellum's apple tree, then brought them over the hill to enjoy with a glass of milk with Mr. and Mrs. Kellum. May he rest in peace with his sweetheart now.

Steve & Gretchen Black Jul 26 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences.

Deborah Zeveney Jul 25 2017 12:00 AM

Love you Uncle Jim! See you on the other side of the pond!

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May all the wonderful memories comfort you.

Renelle Wetzel Jul 25 2017 12:00 AM

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