Originally created 10/01/00

Mr. Jerry McElveen



Mr. Jerry L. McElveen, 57, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at University Hospital.

The funeral will be at 4 p.m. today at Platt's Funeral Home, North Belair Road, Evans, with Dr. Al Cadenhead officiating. Burial will be in Bellevue Memorial Park, Grovetown.

Mr. McElveen, a native of Florence, S.C., was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, during which he received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Vietnam Service Medal. He was a businessman and was a member of Hill Baptist Church.

The family said, "Jerry is remembered as a loving husband, a caring father and a devoted friend who was known to all for his strength, humor and wit."

Survivors include his wife, Brenda H. McElveen; a daughter, Stacey McElveen, Augusta; his mother, Mattie T. Singletary, Augusta; his brother, Larry McElveen, North Carolina; and two sisters, Diane Norvell, North Carolina, and Marceau Quick, Augusta.

Pallbearers will be Bill Bigham, Ralph Harrelson, Keith Carter, Bruno Ward, Charlie Webster and Ricky Godowns.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Richmond-Columbia County Unit, P.O. Box 1725, Augusta, GA 30903.

The Augusta Chronicle Oct. 1, 2000