James (“Jimmy”) Alfred Elliott, 93, born September 1, 1919, in Bandana, went to be with his Lord Saturday, November 3, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was currently a member of Broadway United Methodist Church and a former member of Northside United Methodist Church, where he served through the years as church school teacher and usher and on the finance committee and trustees committee. After graduating from Heath High School, he was employed at JC Penney, Illinois Central Railroad and, following World War II, the maintenance department of Union Carbide Nuclear Enrichment Plant from 1953 until retirement in 1982. He also loved farming and gardening throughout his life, especially sharing what he raised with his family, neighbors, and friends.
During World War II, he was a mail clerk with “Company C 728 Railway Operating Battalion,” serving in Normandy, Northern France, Germany, and Central Europe. He was a member of Grahamville Masonic Lodge 707 for over 50 years, from 1961 until his death, serving as Master in 1979.
He is survived by two sons, Rev. James Michael Elliott of West Paducah and Patrick Lee Elliott of Dayton, Ohio; one daughter, Kathy Sue Hunt (Terry) of West Paducah; eight grandchildren, Jessica Elliott, Jared Elliott, Dr. Patrick Elliott, Michael Elliott, James Elliott, Sandy Stone, Greg Stone, and Bryan Brantley; and seven great-grandchildren, Zoe Griffin, Kaeli Elliott, Owen Ruff, Lyla Ruff, Lucy Ruff, Canyon McKinney, and Addy McKinney; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Julian Rupert Elliott and Ova Esther Bivin Elliott; his wife of 70 years, Oma Catherine “Snookie” Luton Elliott; brothers, Paul Elliott and Harold “Buddy” Elliott; and sisters, Julia Etta Grantz and Mary Lou Bean.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with the Rev. Joe Beal officiating. Burial will follow at McKendree United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Visitation for Mr. Elliott will be 5-8 p.m. Monday, November 5, 2012, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with masonic rites at 7 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to: Broadway United Methodist Church, 701 Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001; or to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, 1501 Northwest Ninth Ave., Miami FL. 33136.
You may light a candle of remembrance and leave a message of sympathy at www.milnerandorr.com.