William "Bill" Elliott

July 8, 1923November 18, 2021
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William Edward Elliott, Sr. 98, of Eutaw, passed away at his home 18 November 2021.

Bill was born 8 July 1923 in Marion, Alabama to Calvin Edward and Emma Mae (Hicks) Elliott. A WWII army veteran, he served in the 472 Ordance Evacation Company and was engaged in battles and campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, the Ardennes, and the Rhineland. He was awarded the WWII Victory medal and the European African Middle-Eastern Service medal with 1 silver star.

Following the war, he married Minnie Evelyn Beeker on 27 October 1946. They settled in Eutaw and had six children. He was active in the Eutaw Baptist Church serving as a deacon and as the choir director for several decades. Well-known and respected throughout the county, he worked for the State Highway department and the Greene County Co-op where he delivered feed and fertilizer. For several decades, he and his wife delivered the Tuscaloosa Newspaper in the local area. He loved attending to his livestock and pasture.

He is survived by five children: William Elliott Jr. (Robin), Donna Elliott, Fred Elliott (Amy), Janet Elliott Massey, and Cheryl Elliott-Dawe (Lloyd); his sister Sue Burford; his sister-in-law, Maxine Elliott; 10 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Minnie Beeker Elliott; his brothers Ward, Howard, and James Robert; his sisters Mary Emma Hamiter and Barbara Ann Payne; and an infant daughter.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., 22 November 2021, at the Eutaw Baptist Church with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Interment service will immediately follow at the Mesopotamia Cemetery. Services will be officiated by Bro. Rick Williams and Bro. Gene Dockery under the direction of Sunset Funeral Home of Northport, a Dignity Memorial provider.

Pallbearers will be Jeffrey W. Carroll, Brad Elliott, Brock Elliott, Hayden Elliott, Johnny Madison, and Bennie Abrams. Honorary Pallbearers are Johnathon Curtman, Josh Curtman, Graeme Dawe, and Mitchell Elliott.

Sunset Brown-Service Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, is honored to serve the Elliott family during their time of bereavement. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at



  • Family Will Receive Friends

    Monday, November 22, 2021

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Monday, November 22, 2021


  • Interment


William "Bill" Elliott

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Jennifer Paramore

November 22, 2021

I am Robin Elliott Burgess' daughter, James Robers granddaughter. Uncle Bill will be incredibly missed. Due to living a good bit away from him, I never got to visit often, but when we were able I remember always haveing great conversations with him. One memory that stands out to me is one time when my family was visiting when I was a little girl, my siblings and I went to look for some games and we found a closet full of tiny New Testament that he used to give out as a Mason. And he told us some stories about that time in his life.

Stella R. Stephens

November 20, 2021

Bill will be remembered especially every Sunday morning at Eutaw Baptist Church sitting in his back corner. He and his family was always so active in our church. He will be missed but he is leaving behind his daughters, grand-daughter and great-granddaughters sitting in that same place and singing in the choir. Rest in peace Bill and Minnie.

Wanda and Curtis Day

November 20, 2021

Deepest sympathy to all of the family and friends. I remember Mr. Bill always being at church with a smile and helping hand for everyone.