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Family-Placed Death Notice
Mr. John Edward Bellamy, age 79 of Jonesboro, died Friday, May 13. Born in Gadsden, Alabama, the son of the late Wiley and Pearl Smith Bellamy. He retired from General Motors Lakewood Plant. He was a member of Peoples Baptist Church. He was a member of the UAW Local 34. He was a member of Lakewood Lodge #443 F & A.M., a 32nd degree Mason of the Atlanta Scottish Rite Bodies, the Yaarab Shrine Temple of Atlanta. Honorary member of the Yaarab Temple Entertainers Band, the Tara Shrine of Forest Park. He was a member of the Hall of Honor and a Pioneer Award recipient of the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise Bellamy who passed away on May 12, 2004 and his brother Claud Bellamy. He is survived by his daughter, Brenda Patrick of Jonesboro; his son and daughter in law, Rev. Dennis and Sheila Bellamy of Powder Springs; his grandchildren, Shelly Palmer of Hiram; Christie Graham of Dallas; Kevin Munson and Angie Cooper, both of Jonesboro; his great grandchildren, Kaylie and Logan Palmer of Hiram; Laithan and Colton Graham of Dallas. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 15, at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Bellamy Funeral Home, Hiram with Rev. Dennis Bellamy and Rev. Todd Chatham officiating. Interment will follow in the Paulding Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Bellamy Funeral Home, Hiram.
Bellamy Funeral Home
3551 Jimmy Lee Smith Pkwy. Hiram, GA 30141
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 14, 2005