KELLUM ("K.D.") PAU
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LEY Kellum ("K.D.") Pauley was
born on March 9, 1920, in Frame, West Virginia to Gertrude and Noah Pauley. The youngest of ten children, he outlived all his sisters (Elva, Gladys, and Macil) and all his brothers (Buck, Delbert, Blaine, Fred, Kellas, and Porter). K.D. served his country with honor as a Marine in World War II. He helped liberate the island of Guam with the Third Marine Division in July of 1944. He was wounded in the battle and received two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star. After World War II ended, K.D. returned to West Virginia and married the love of his life, Julia Ann Tardy, on July 21, 1947. K.D graduated from Morris Harvey College and the West Virginia University School of Law. K.D. worked as a lawyer for almost thirty years in Charleston. The law firm he founded with his friend and partner Arden Curry still thrives today as Pauley Curry PLLC. K.D. and Judy lived happily together for almost sixty-seven years. They enjoyed travelling and went often to the Andros Beach Hotel in the Bahamas. K.D. was a pilot. He loved to fly and often flew his family on vacations. K.D. had a strong faith in God. He was an optimist and an encourager. He loved America. But his greatest affinity was for his family-his wife Judy, his daughters April and Cindy and his sons in law, Nick Leone and Lee Mink. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 PM on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at the Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City. The funeral service will be at 1:30 PM in the funeral home chapel. Entombment will follow immediately in the Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City with military honors provided by the U.S. Marine Corps. An online registry is available at: www.foresthillspalmcityflorida.c om.
Forest Hills Funeral Home
2001 Southwest Murphy Road Palm City, FL 34990
Published in the TC Palm from July 19 to July 20, 2014