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James Wesley Kellum

James Wesley Kellum, 72, of Timpson, Texas passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, surrounded by his family.  James was born on February 25, 1943 to his parents, Wesley Wayne Kellum  and Donnie Delia Broseh Kellum.  Funeral services for James will take place Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Timpson.  Brother Eric Pledger will officiate.  Interment will follow immediately at Mt. Olive Cemetery.
Visitation for James will be on Friday, April 24, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson. 
James was born in the community of Silas, Texas.  He lived in Silas his whole life. He attended Timpson High School. He owned Kellum Logging and cut timber for the area for many, many years before retiring.   During his life he enjoyed anything having to do with the outdoors.  Fishing and hunting were among his favorite pastimes.  He also enjoyed spending time with his family.  James was a faithful member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church. 
James is survived by his loving wife, Judy.  They met on a blind date arranged by one of his cousins.  On May 21, 1994, they were married.  He is also survived by his son Joshua Kellum and his wife, Candace; daughter, Jennifer Johnson and her husband, Terry; step-sons Ritchie Arnold and James Arnold and his wife, Donna; step-daughters Michele Cheavens and January Turner and her husband Steven; grandchildren Jessica, Jaycee, Travis, Jeramie, Janna, Bradlee, T.J., David, Chasity, Ashley, Nadina, River, Jordan, Michael, Jace, Piper, Zachary, Jacob and Addison, as well as four great grandchildren. 
James was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Donna Stone and one grandson Jonathan Kellum.
Pallbearers for James will be Jessie Pipes, Joe Pledger, Mike Pledger, Chris Pate, Larry Malloy and Phillip Baker.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bubba Arnold, Ritchie Arnold and Steven Turner. 
In order to convey your condolences or sign an online register, please visit www.taylorfh.net.