Originally created 01/26/99

Mr. Matthew Elam



EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Mr. Matthew Elam, 48, of 355 Pine Valley Drive, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Jasper Lloyd officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Elam, a native of Edgefield County, was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church, where he sang in the senior choir.

Survivors include his wife, Lillie Mae Elam; a stepdaughter, Annie Marie Tyler, Aiken; six brothers, David Elam, Milton Elam III, Bobby Elam and Francis Elam, all of Aiken, Edward V. Elam, Edgefield, and Freddie L. Elam, Ridge Spring; three sisters Lizzie L. Williams, Edgefield, Mary L. Elam, Aiken, and Nancy Gardner, Abbeville; and one grandchild.

Friends may call at the residence or at G.L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary, North Augusta.