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James Kelly

September 30, 1934 — April 22, 2017

Mr. James Royce "Jim" Kelly of Greensburg, Kentucky, son of the late James Matthew Kelly and Fannie Ethel Meadows Kelly, was born on September 30, 1934 and departed this life on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at his home. He was 82 years, 6 months, and 23 days of age.

He was a lifelong farmer and a Veteran having served in the United States Army.

Survived by his wife of 58 years, Margie Lucille Smith Kelly of Greensburg having united in marriage on April 28, 1958.

Other survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law: Brenda Lee and Larry Lobb of Greensburg, Linda Ann and Steve McGuffin of Exie Community, and Laura Jean and Jim Taylor of Mell Community; six grandchildren: Kelly Darnell Grant of Columbia, Jamie Lee Lobb, Jonathan Davenport, Clarence Lobb all of Greensburg, James Taylor, Jr. and Aaron Taylor both of the Mell Community; a step-grandchild: Ashley Miller of Mell Community; two great-grandchildren: Rylee Grant and Tyler Grant both of Columbia; three step-great-grandchildren: Damon Edwards, Haley Edwards, and Lilly Taylor all of the Mell Community; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. Kelly was also preceded in death by two brothers and a sister: Leroy Kelly, Lenwood Kelly and Lillian Hartfield.


The funeral services for Mr. James Royce "Jim" Kelly will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Green County Memory Gardens. Bro. Joseph Wilcoxson officiating.

Visitation is requested from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M., Tuesday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7 A.M., Wednesday until time of the funeral service.

Memorials are requested to be made to the Hosparus of Green River, which can be made at the funeral home.

Service Details

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 12:00pm, Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home

Interment Details

Green County Memory Gardens, Garden of Everlasting Life

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