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John A. Elam NORFOLK - John A. Elam, 76, passed away Dec. 8, 2010. Born of the late Richard and Ellen Elam, John was a native of Hampton Roads. Throughout his life, John was always a caring and generous man and was always willing to help those in need. He retired from the Norfolk-Portsmouth Beltline and was an honorable Mason. John was predeceased by his daughter, Amy Elam; a brother, George Elam; and two sisters, Mildred Spaulding and Barbara Bandy. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Patricia Barnard Elam. He leaves behind to cherish his memory two sons, John Elam Jr. and Richard Elam, both of Virginia Beach; one sister, Mary Basnight; two grandsons, Jonathan and Tanner Elam; as well as many nieces and nephews. A visitation and Masonic service will be held Sunday, Dec. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home. A funeral will be held Monday, Dec. 13, at noon in Woodlawn Funeral Home with interment to follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, 6329 Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk. Condolences may be offered to the family online at www.woodlawngroup.com.

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Dec. 11, 2010
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