Elliott Sr., Charles Thomas* SWAINSBORO, Ga. – Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. Charles Thomas Elliott Sr. age 93 of Swainsboro, GA on Thursday January 31, 2008 at the Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro after an extended illness. Funeral Services will be Monday, February 4, 2008 at 3:00 P.M. in The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd of Swainsboro, GA with the Rev. Sonia Sullivan Clifton and Rev. Ron Southerland officiating. Interment will be in the Swainsboro City Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. Pallbearers will be Charles T. Elliott III, David F. Glunt, Daniel Y. Glunt, Huey Register, Ben Ouzts, Thomas Smith, Jay Smith, and Wilder Smith. Honorary escorts will be Jim Hamrick, George Atkins, Larry Hooks, Jimmy Morgan, Bonnie Ogburn, Ernest Mitchell, Kenny Griffin, Richard McNeely, Jim Curry, Pete Rountree, Charles Schwabe, Nick Herrington, William Donaldson, Mitchell Fagler, Benion Turner, Lacy B Frye III and John Martin. The family will receive friends at Durden-Hudson Funeral Home on Sunday evening from 5- 8 P. M. Mr. Elliott was a native of Rockdale County but lived most of his life in Emanuel County. He was owner operator of Elliott’s Department Store and referred to himself as a gentleman farmer. Mr. Elliott was a member of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, a veteran of WWII and a 1935 graduate of The Citadel. He was also a Charter member of both the Rotary Club and the Swainsboro Country Club. Mr. Elliott was preceded in death by his parents Shellie Septimus and Georgia Smith Elliott and a wife Billie Rountree Elliott. Survivors include: his wife, Daphne Taylor Elliott; one daughter: Missy Elder of Cannoochee; one son: Charles T. Elliott Jr. of Swainsboro; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one niece, four nephews, two great nephews, two great-great nephews and two great-great nieces. Memorial may by made to The Good Shepherd Episcopal Church of Swainsboro, GA or the First United Methodist Church of Swainsboro, GA. Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors in charge of the arrangements for the funeral of Mr. Charles Thomas Elliott Sr. of Swainsboro, GA

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