Rev. James F. Elliott


Rev. James F. Elliott

retired pastor

GREENVILLE — The Rev. James Farrar Elliott, 86, a retired United Methodist pastor, died March 20, 2006.

Services were held March 22 at Trinity United Methodist Church with burial in Leland-Stoneville Cemetery in Stoneville under the direction of Boone-Wells Funeral Home.

A graduate of Millsaps College, Rev. Elliott served as a minister in the North Mississippi and later the Mississippi Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church for 42 years. His church family included a wide range of Methodists and community friends in Mantachie, Smithville, Macon, Crenshaw-Sledge, Shelby, Hernando, Holly Springs, Drew, Inverness, Avon-Glen Allan and Shaw, where he and his wife served over the years. He continued in an active role in his ministry into his 80s by serving many churches on an interim basis including Trinity United Methodist Church in Greenville. Additionally, he served the North Mississippi Annual Conference as conference treasurer and conference statistician for five times while continuing his full-time ministerial duties.

A life member of the Rotary Club, Rev. Elliott served with other Methodist ministers and lay workers on disaster relief projects and church construction work around the Mid-South area.

An avid woodworker, antique clock collector and restorer and gardener, Rev. Elliott enjoyed “fixing” things for family and friends and leaves many examples of his craftsmanship and expertise all across Mississippi.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, James Allison “Jim” Elliott and Tennie Shumpert.

Survivors include: his wife of 65 years, Pauline Whiteside; son, James Allison “Jim” Elliott II of Dover, Ark.; daughter Jane Elliott Crawford of Greenville; and four grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Millsaps College, the Methodist Hospital in Memphis or Trinity United Methodist Church.