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Obituary for Herschell A. Elliott
Obituary for Herschell A. Elliott Herschell A. Elliott, 95, formerly of Bicknell, passed away Friday March 2, 2012 at the home of his son in Aiken, SC with his family at his bedside. He was born in Knox County on January 8, 1917 the son of Schuyler & Blanche Myers Elliott. He had a lifelong love of the land being a farmer. He served his country in the U.S. Army having enlisted and stationed at Schofield Army Barracks Hawaii. He told the story that he was tying his shoes when the December 7 attack on Pearl Harbor began. He continued to serve throughout WW II. He returned to his home and married Savilla Hackett on December 22, 1946 and the made their life together until her death in 2002. He was a lifelong member of the Mariah Creek Christian Church where he served as an elder and superintendent. He was proud of his beginnings in Knox County and his service to his country. He is survived by his son, Dr. John A. Elliott PhD/Ed of Aiken, SC. A brother Earl Elliott of Effingham, IL and a sister Carmen June Harting of Edwardsport, IN also survive. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, brothers, Robert Elliott, Randall Elliott, Marvel Elliott and a sister, Mida Taylor. Funeral services will be celebrated Thursday March 8, 2012 at the Mariah Creek Church (Old Church Building) with Rev. Matthew Hoffman officiating. He will be laid to rest next to his wife in the church cemetery where gravesite military honors will be conducted by the All Weather Firing Squad. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 pm Wednesday March 7 at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Chapel and 1 hour prior to the services at the church on Thursday. Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to Mariah Creek Church or to local charities. Online condolences can be sent at duesterbergfredrick.com