James Kellam


Mr. James Humphrey Kellam, Mr. Kellam 87, husband of Diona Agathoin Kellam and a resident of Hampton, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News. A native of Belle Haven, he was the son of the late Lynwood Kellam and the late Willye Hyslop Humphrey Kellam. He was a retired technical sergeant for the U.S. Air Force and a retired U.S. Postal Service employee with 22 years of service.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by four children, Denise Barrett and her husband, Shawn, of New York, Tony Kellam and his wife, Andrea, of Michigan, Barry Kellam and his wife, Donna, of Virginia, and Chris Kellam and his wife, Michelle, of Virginia; a sister, Laura Vandegrift of Virginia; a brother, Jack Kellam and his wife, Ann, of Virginia; seven grandchildren, Samantha Harding (Jonathan), Rachel Kellam (Ethan), Maria Kellam, Mark Kellam, Rebecca Kellam, Caleb Kellam, and Brittany Kellam; and three great-grandchildren, Gwendolyn Harding, James Harding, and Emery Armistead. He was predeceased by a sister, Doris Huether.

A graveside service with military honors was conducted Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, at 2 p.m. at Belle Haven Cemetery with the Rev. David Bryan officiating.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 224, Jamesville, VA 23398. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.doughtyfuneralhome.com

Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.

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