Originally created 10/14/00

Mr. James Ely Jr.



BATESBURG-LEESVILLE, S.C. - Mr. James Leonard Ely Jr., 59, of Huckleberry Finn Road, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Eastview Cemetery, Edgefield, with the Rev. Chris Garrison officiating.

Mr. Ely, a native of Trion, Ga., was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and was a salesman for H & M Mobile Homes. He was Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Elena Ruiz Ely; a daughter, Melissa Nicholson, Kirksey; his mother, Ida Phillips Ely, Aiken County; a brother, William Ely, Columbia; a sister, Jane Butler, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

Friends may call at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home, Edgefield.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The Augusta Chronicle Oct. 14, 2000