Mr. E.S. Elliott, age 96, of Johnson City, passed away Friday, September 9, 2011, at Lakebridge Health Care Center.
He was born on August 23, 1915, in Carbo, VA, and was a son of the late Worley Daniel and Ruth McCorkle Elliott of the Stoney Creek Community in Carter County.
Mr. Elliott lived in Mullens, WVA, where he retired as a conductor from the Norfolk and Western Railroad in 1976 following 30 years of service.
He was an active member of the Mullens Masonic Lodge #151 A.F. & A.M. and remained a member for 67 years. He later moved his membership to the Dashiel Masonic Lodge #238 in Elizabethton, TN. He was also an active member of the Mullens Eastern Star, Chapter #100, for 61 years. Mr. Elliott was a member of the Highland Avenue Baptist Church in Mullens, and most recently attended Borderview Christian Church in Elizabethton.
He enjoyed dancing with his many friends and was associated with dancing groups in Elizabethton and Johnson City. He was a WWII veteran, having served with the U.S. Army in the Philippines and Korea.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Elliott was preceded in death by his wife, Ina Ritchie Elliott, to whom he was married for 48 years; a daughter, Brenda Handley Griffin; and four brothers, P.K., Edward, Harry and Nathan Elliott.
Survivors include a daughter, Janice Elliott Hight and husband, Bill, of Johnson City; a son, Sid Elliott and wife, Pansy, of Enterprise, AL; two grandsons, Andy Hight and wife, Parisa, and their daughter, Addison, of Johnson City, and Mark Elliott and wife, Michele, and their son, Peyton, of Austin, TX; a granddaughter, Connie Allen and husband, Don, and their children, Steven and Melissa, of Harvest, AL; a brother, Hugh Elliott and wife, Leigh, of Myrtle Beach, SC; a brother-in-law, Lawrence Ritchie and wife, Letha, of Elizabethton; two sisters-in-law, Anna Ruth Cole, of Elizabethton, and Georgia Mae Hyder, of Columbia, SC; and one son-in-law, Ron Griffin, of the Milligan community. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Mr. Elliott will be conducted at 2:30 P.M. Tuesday, September 13, 2011, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services with Mr. Kirk Langston, minister of Borderview Christian Church, officiating.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 1:30 to 2:30 P.M. in the funeral home chapel prior to the service.
The Graveside service will follow immediately in the Roselawn Memory Gardens. Masonic Rites will be performed by the Dashiel Masonic Lodge # 238. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will also receive friends at the home of Bill and Janice Hight immediately following the graveside service.
For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Susan G. Komen for the Cure by visiting their website at www.komen.org.
Condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at www.hathawaypercy.com.
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family of Mr. Elliott. Office: 423-543-5544.