Sen. Dick F. Elliott
North Myrtle Beach
Former State Senator and well respected community and business leader Dick F. Elliott, age 78, passed away on June 7, 2014, after a lengthy illness at McLeod Regional Hospital in Florence, South Carolina.
Dick F. Elliott led a remarkable life and died peacefully with his family surrounding him. He was the son of John Marvin and Ara Mae Hough Elliott of Cassett, South Carolina.
He attended Wingate College and Clemson University. He subsequently moved to the North Myrtle Beach area and started several business ventures, including Elliott Realty, Beachwood Golf Club and Eagle Nest Golf Course.
With his successful business undertakings, he was able to begin giving back to his community through state and public service and a political career that spanned three decades and culminated with his retirement from the South Carolina Senate in 2012 after receiving the Order of the Palmetto, our state's highest civilian honor.
Senator Elliott was predeceased by his brother, John Elliott; and his sisters, Margaret Hall, Willie Gregory, and Martha Walters.
Senator Elliott is survived by his wife of 53 years, Anne Anderson Elliott. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Rick and his wife Leslie Elliott of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, his son, David and his wife Maryanne Elliott of Marietta, Georgia, and his daughter, Angela and her husband Russell Frazier of Greenville, South Carolina. Senator Elliott is also survived by four grandchildren, Madison, Caroline, Blair and soon-to-be Katherine, as well as other family members, including a brother-in-law and nephews and nieces.
The services will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with graveside services to follow at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be sent to Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church at Post Office Box 277, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582 or McLeod Regional Health Systems at Post Office Box 100551, 800 East Cheves Street, Suite 150, Florence, South Carolina 29502 or the
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of North Myrtle Beach is in charge of arrangements. You may share your memories and condolences with the Elliott family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.
LEE FUNERAL HOME
11840 Highway 90 P. O. Box 1116
Little River, SC 29566
Published in The Greenville News on June 10, 2014