James R. Bellamy, Jr.

Born: Tue., May 6, 1924
Died: Mon., Jun. 26, 2017


5:00 PM Thu., Jun. 29, 2017
Location: Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Jun. 30, 2017
Location: Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home

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James Russell "Bud" Bellamy, Jr., 93, husband of the late Virginia Anderson Bellamy, passed away Monday, June 26, 2017 at his home.

A longtime resident of Nicholas County, he was born May 6, 1924 in Hammond, Indiana to the late James Russell, Sr. & Marian Clay Stone Bellamy, was a graduate of Headquarters High School, a lifelong farmer, who also worked for 20 years as a foreman with the American Tobacco Co. and later at Jockey International and a member of the Blue Licks Christian Church. Bud was a proud U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the 4th Infantry Division, 20th Field Artillery Battalion and earning the EAME Ribbon with 5 Bronze Stars and the Good Conduct Ribbon.

Surviving are 2 daughters: Carol Agee, of Carlisle, and Dr. Judy (Michael) Bullington, of Nashville, Tennessee; a brother, Stanley (Lita) Bellamy, of Gulf Breeze, Florida; a sister, Helen Ruth Gaunce, of Willisburg; 2 grandsons, Chris Lane Agee and Michael Allen Agee; 4 great-grandchildren: Jennifer Rogers, Stephanie Agee, Kathy Jolly and Kevin Agee; a step-great-granddaughter, Rebecca Ethridge; 14 great-great grandchildren and 1 great-great-great granddaughter; as well as 9 nieces and nephews.

Also preceding him in death was a sister, Elizabeth Pearl Farris, and a step-great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Willoughby.

Service will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2017 at Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home by Chaplain Rick Snyder. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Carlisle Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 5:00 p.m. Thursday.

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Ilona Fisher
   Posted Mon June 26, 2017
Those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they have shared and the love they brought into our lives. Rest in peace Bud

Harold and Connie Puckett
   Posted Tue June 27, 2017
Sorry for your loss OUR loss here on earth is heaven gain I am sure he will be missed but have lots of good memories

Nancye Hudnall Thornberry
   Posted Sun July 09, 2017
Our family, country neighbors of the Bellamy's, remember with fondness the many times we enjoyed the pleasure of their company. Bud was a sweet and kind man.....We remember Stanley, also, and that sweet Helen.
Love to all of you.

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