A graveside service for Farris H. "Bill" Elliott was held Friday at Oak Grove Cemetery in the Ratliff Community of Itawamba County with Fr. Henry Shelton officiating. Holland Funeral Directors - Tupelo Chapel were honored to serve their friends. Elliott, 95, was a longtime Tupelo resident, loving husband, irreplaceable father to five sons, wonderful grandpa and great -randpa, and one of the oldest living WWII veterans, died peacefully Tuesday, April 28, 2020. He was born in Saltillo, on July 31, 1924 and lived a respectable, hardworking life, including proudly serving in the U.S. Navy. He married his great love, Lucille, in 1948 and enjoyed a beautiful life together. A dear friend and good neighbor to all, he was always warm and friendly to everyone he met irrespective of differences in religion or politics. He was a member of the VFW Post 4057, visiting often to play dominoes with his friends of many years. He was recently a resident of the Traceway Mitchell Center, where he was well cared for by Lashonda Judon and their excellent staff. He was deeply loved by all who knew him, and he will be greatly missed. He is survived by his three sons, William, Steve and Joel; his grandkids, Joshua, Jessica, Jenna, and Jeremy; great-grandkids Kenley, Jude, Gia, Stella, and Penelope; and their families. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille; ons, Robert and Charles, and daughter-in-law Gail. Memorials in his honor may be made to the United Methodist Senior Services Sunday Fund, 2800 W. Main, Tupelo, MS 38804

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