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Paul Pelfrey

December 7, 1937 December 18, 2016
Paul Pelfrey
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Paul Pelfrey of Grand Ledge, formerly of Sunfield, MI, age 79, passed away December 18, 2016 in Lansing, MI. He was born December 7, 1937 in Hilton, KY. He graduated from M.C. Napier High School in 1957, where he met his wife of 56 years, Zelma Jo Smith. The couple moved to Michigan to raise their family. Paul worked for General Motors from 1965-1999, starting on the line, then working towards, and retiring as a fixture repair man in skilled trades, and also served as a committee man. Paul loved his family, a good joke, traveling with family and friends, and the Kentucky Wildcats.

He was predeceased by his wife Zelma in 2014, his parents Daniel and Polly (Ritchie) Pelfrey, brothers Ottis and Bill, sisters: Mildred, Betty Jean and Dean. He is survived by his children: Genon (Tim) Birch, Wade (Tami) Pelfrey and Paul B. Pelfrey; 7 grandchildren: Mark (Jessica) Pelfrey, Abigale (Ben) Leland, Dan Pelfrey, and Rebecca (Fernando) Barajas, Evan, Austin, and Conner Pelfrey; 11 great grandchildren: Isabell and Greyson LaBerge, Aidyn Pelfrey, Annaliccia, Alexavier and Makayla Barajas, Brayden and Olivia Leland, Landon Peabody, Hannah and Jack Campbell; brother Ken (Sandy) Pelfrey; sisters, Dorothy (Bob) Greer and Thelma (Claude) Russell; sister-in-law Edna Pelfrey, as well as many loving brother and sister-in-law’s, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends and family Wednesday, December 21, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. at the Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. A graveside committal will be Thursday 10:00 a.m. at Woodland Memorial Park, Woodland, MI, followed by an 11:30 a.m. memorial service at Holmes Road Church of Christ, 321 E. Holmes Rd., Lansing, MI 48910. Memorial contributions may be made to Holmes Road Church of Christ, Springhill Church of Christ, Dewitt, or Stoneleigh Lansing Hospice. Online condolences may be shared at

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5:00 PM 12/21/2016 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/21/2016 7:00:00 PM
Peters & Murray Funeral Home

301 E. Jefferson Street
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Peters & Murray Funeral Home
301 E. Jefferson Street Grand Ledge 48837 MI
United States





11:30 AM 12/22/2016 11:30:00 AM
Holmes Road Church of Christ

321 E. Holmes Road
Lansing, MI 48910

Holmes Road Church of Christ
321 E. Holmes Road Lansing 48910 MI
United States

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