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James Elam

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. Dr. Cecil Sewell will officiate. Burial will follow in Brock’s Cemetery in Greenfield.
The family will receive friends at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home from noon until the hour of services Friday.
Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be members of First Baptist Church, The Carlton Sunday School Class and family friends.
Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to First Baptist Church, 500 East Church St. Union City, TN 38261; or Hometown Walk of Hope, P.O. Box 482, Union City, TN 38281.
Mr. Elam was born Dec. 8, 1925, in Greenfield, son of the late Otto Curtis and Melva (Rachels) Elam. He married the former Francis Jane Moore Oct. 7, 1950. She died Nov. 10, 1996.
Mr. Elam was a retired auditor for the state of Tennessee, a member of First Baptist Church in Union City for 62 years and a member of the Carlton Sunday School Class. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World Ward II as a gunner during the Asiatic Pacific Campaign. Mr. Elam was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Jones-Walker Post 4862, where he was the oldest member.
He is survived by his daughter, Betty (Elam) Burton of Union City; his son and daughter-in-law, Mark Edward and Mary Beth Elam of Mt. Pleasant, Miss.; two grandchildren, Hailey Nicole Burton of Memphis and Shad Edward Elam of Mt. Pleasant; and three great-grandchildren, Conner Jarrell, Kraig Jarrell and Krista Jarrell, all of Louisville, Ky.
He was also preceded in death by his son-in-law, Barry Keith Burton; his granddaughter, Deanna (Burton) Jarrell; his sister, Mabel Elam Barth; and his brother, Cecil Lee Elam.
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