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John E. Elliott

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John E. Elliott ROCK HILL - John E. Elliott, 92, of Rock Hill, S.C., died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. He was born Sept. 29, 1921, in Lancaster County, S.C., to the late Walter and Pearl Elliott. He was a graduate of Furman University and proudly served his country in WWII, serving in the South Pacific Theatre as a member of the Army Air Force Division. He served on Tinian Island, the launching point for the atomic bomb delivery against Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, ending WWII. He proudly displayed his service by wearing a WWII cap he received during the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. He was retired from the South Carolina School System. After retirement, he kept busy with various entrepreneurial endeavors. He loved his Lord and was a faithful member of Inspiration Baptist Church, where he was a founding member and served as a Sunday school teacher, deacon, and Deacon Emeritus. He turned the first shovel of dirt on the land upon which the church was built. He enjoyed studying the Bible and theology as a Sunday school teacher. He had a great appreciation of gospel music. He was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Branham and son-in-law, Eddie Wilson. He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Dessie Sims Elliott; children, Judith Davenport (Charles), Bill J. Elliott (Anne), David W. Elliott (Nancy), Mary Ann Motz (Houston), Pat Wilson, John A Elliott (Mana) and Sheryl Brown (Jeff); grandchildren, Paul Elliott, Adriane Dewlan (Kevin), Troy Motz (Marty), Mark Motz (Jocelyn), Reid Elliott (Katheryn), Luke Hough (Shelley), Joy Ayers (David), Taylor Elliott (Robert) and Spencer Blackwell; great-grandchildren, Daniel Elliott, Sol Dewlen, Naria Dewlen, Ashley Motz, Katlynn Motz, Madelyn Motz, Bowen Elliott, Sander Elliott, Lawson Hough, Shepard Hough, Gracie Ayers, Alivia Ayers and Carla Davenport; and great-great-grandchild, Ava Davenport. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in the Inspiration Baptist Church, with interment to follow in Grandview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Inspiration Baptist Church, 921 Comer Rd., Rock Hill, SC 29732 or Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 993, Rock Hill SC 29731. Online condolences may be registered at

Published in The Herald from Jan. 30 to Jan. 31, 2014
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