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James Elledge Obituary
icon James Edward Elledge, 81 of Beardstown died Thursday, August 22, 2013 in Beardstown. He was born September 15, 1931 in Augusta, GA the son of Lloyd C.and Ruby Slocum Elledge. He married Frances Wright in 1957 and she preceded him in death on August 30, 1992. He later married Eva Brown in December of 1993. Surviving is his wife Eva Brown of Beardstown; his children Kay (husband Rusty) Wright of Pleasant Plains, Joseph (wife Cynthia) Phillippe of Springfield, Paul (wife Leasha) Elledge of Chicago, and Nancy Elledge of Springfield, Nancy Lyons of Evergreen Co., Cathy Carr of Litchfield; as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. He taught high school in Peotone and then moved to Springfield and worked as a photographer for the Superintendent of Public Instruction which is now the State Board of Education. James later retired from the Springfield School District after many years of service. He was a member of and served many leadership roles in the Community of Christ Church in Beardstown and Springfield. Memorial services will be held at 5PM Saturday at Beardstown Community of Christ Church. The family will meet with friends 2 hour prior to the services. Memorials have been suggested to Beardstown Community of Christ Church. Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Chicago Tribune on Aug. 24, 2013
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