Clarence McDowell "Mac" Elliott

February 10, 1928July 28, 2013

Clarence McDowell “Mac” Elliott went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 28, 2013, at the age of 85. Mac was born in Charlotte on February 10, 1928 to the late Clarence Morrow Elliott and Effie Smith Elliott. He was a graduate of Sharon High School. He served in the Air Force and Reserves from 1951-1959. Mac retired after 40+ years as co-founder and owner of Potts Hardware Inc., where he met many lifelong friends. He was a lifetime member of Ebenezer ARP Church where he previously served as treasurer and deacon.

Mac was a loving, caring, and devoted husband, father, “paw-paw,” and friend. He was known for his big personality and never missed an opportunity to share a good laugh and conversation.

The family has many fond memories of days at the beach house spent fishing and searching for seashells. Mac also took pleasure in traveling to the mountains to visit family and go on picnics. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed annual trips to the Core Banks with his son and buddies. Mac also played canasta with his wife and close friends each week for over 60 years.

Mac was preceded in death by his parents and sister Margaret Huntley and brother-in-law Joe Huntley. Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 62 years, Ailene Ray Elliott, son MacRay Elliott and wife Linda, daughter Vickie Elliott, grandson Dustin Elliott and wife Katie, and granddaughter Jenna Elliott, all of Charlotte; along with five nieces and their families.

The family would like to thank the staff of The Haven-Pineville and Mecklenburg Healthcare for the loving care and support they provided.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at Ebenezer ARP Church, located at 6210 Old Pineville Road, Charlotte, NC. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church. Rev. Leo Markwat will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Ebenezer ARP Church Cemetery Fund. Condolences to the family may be offered at



  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 31, 2013
  • Receiving of Friends Wednesday, July 31, 2013


  • Place of Rest

Clarence McDowell "Mac" Elliott

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John (jackie) Bridges

August 2, 2013

We are sadened by the loss of Mr.Mac,I have enjoyed our visits and laughs togeather for 57 years. He always had a smile and a kind word for me.I will look forward to our visit again with our LORD and Savior JESUS CHRIST.

Tripp & Erin

July 31, 2013

To the entire Elliott Family: Erin and I are so sorry to hear about your loss. Mac was a great man and I personally enjoyed the time that I was able to spend with him. I know he meant a ton to all of you. Take comfort now that he is with our Lord in Heaven. He was and always will be a huge part of your lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family at this time.

Reed and Donna Annas

July 31, 2013

Dear Elliott Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Brad and Jeanie White

July 31, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. Take comfort that your precious Father , PawPaw , and Husband is now whole and with his Heavenly Father. We love you all!

July 31, 2013

Hi Vicki, please know that I am thinking about you and your precious family, and know that your dad is forever living in your heart and mind....much love and godspeed

July 30, 2013

We are so truly sorry for your loss. All of our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Jeff, Amie, Jeffrey & Grace Arp

Connie James

July 30, 2013

Dear Vicki and Elliott Family: I am so sorry for your loss. May you find solace that he will always be in your heart and memories.

Shannon Suddreth

July 30, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. May you find comfort in your memories and knowing he is with Our Saviour now. God Bless you all!

Chris, Shannon and Joshua Suddreth

The Jordans

July 29, 2013

Mrs. Ailene, Mr. MacRay and Mrs. Linda, Jenna, Dustin, Katie and Vickie,

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. "Mac". He was a very good friend to all of us. I know that he has already found my Dad and they are catching up on everything..... Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time. Keep your faith in God and he will help you get through the difficult days ahead. We love yall and hope to see you soon.

Ricky, Cindy, Allison, Derrick Jordan and Lucille West