Sam Pelly, 102, of Columbia died peacefully on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the same home he was born in on January 24, 1917.
Mr. Pelly was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver Cromwell and Mary Elizabeth Evans Pelly and his wife of 74 years, Mary McKinley Pelly, who preceded him in 2016.
Mr. Pelly was a member of the Columbia United Methodist Church. He loved gardening, taking care of his family farm, and spending time with all of his family.
His survivors include one son Don (Phyllis) Pelly of Columbia; one daughter, Linda Pelly of Louisville; one granddaughter, Erin (Patrick) Finnegan of Chapel Hill, NC.; three great grandchildren, Sam, Will and Hadley Finnegan all of Chapel Hill, NC.; one sister, Wilma Ballou of Henderson; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was at 10:00am on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with burial in the Columbia Cemetery.
Visitation was after 4:00pm Tuesday at the funeral home.
Rev. Paul Patton and Rev. Richie Curtis officiated, and the pallbearers were David Hutchison, Trevor Murphy, Todd Cundiff, David Pelly, Myron Kean, John Holladay, Tom Holladay, Roger Benningfield, and Greg Eastham.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Columbia United Methodist Church, Egypt Christian Church or Hosparus of Green River.