Friends and family throw surprise birthday parade for Nancy Kellum

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi


Anna Kellum waves a poster and yells out happy birthday. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

For folks not in the know, the parade of 40 cars with horns blaring on James Lane in Weems last Saturday was to celebrate Nancy Kellum’s 80th birthday.

The milestone was originally going to be celebrated with a surprise party, according to her son, Archie Kellum of Richmond. But along came a pandemic and the mandate for social distancing to change those plans.

“How can you not celebrate your 80th birthday,” said Archie, who posted a message on Facebook on March 24 calling for her friends and family to meet in…

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