ELIZABETHTON — Haynes Edwin Elliott, 89, Elizabethton, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2012, in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Peter H. & Bessie Shoun Elliott. He was a graduate of the Elizabethton High School, where he served in the Betsy Band. Haynes served in the United States Army Air Force during World War II. He was a 1949 graduate of University of Tennessee with a BS degree in Business Administration.
He worked for the Late Congressman B. Carroll Reece. He was appointed Regional Operations Director for the United States Postal Service, where he worked for several years until his retirement. Following his retirement, he was self employed as an Industrial and Commercial Developer. He was also employed as Executive Director of the Elizabethton-Carter County Economic Development Commission. He brought several industries to the area.
Mr. Elliott was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elizabethton.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother: Paul Elliott; three sisters: Eva Hopkins, Mary Daniels and Anita Ferguson.
Survivors include his wife: Loyce Combs Elliott; A Daughter & Son-In-Law: Susan and Jon Wallace, of Paducah, Kentucky; Four Step-Children: Teresa Weaver and Jimmy Ritchie, both of Elizabethton, Donna Ritchie, Johnson City, and Denise Cash, Kingsport; Grandchildren: Christy & Todd Gray, of Benton, Ky.; Special Nephews: Sam Daniels and Felix Gervais, Atlanta, Georgia; Special Niece: Carolyn & Bill Morris, Roanoke, Va.; Several Step-Grandchildren and grandchildren, and nieces & nephews.
Graveside Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2012, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Elliott to the Carter County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 134, Elizabethton, Tn. 37644; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1942.
Friends may call at the residence.
Military Honors will be provided by the Carter County Honor Guard. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Friday to go to the cemetery.
Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.