George David Elliott

Passed away on March 21, 2019

George “David” Elliott, 64, went home to the Lord on Thursday, March 21, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Yvette Gordon Elliott; daughters Michelle and Katie; father, Harold (Annette) Elliott of Five Points, Al.; brothers Jesse of Wadley, Al.; Freeman (Laura) of Newnan, Ga.; uncle L.B. Shatley of Elizabethton, Tn. ; father-in-law Benny Gordon of Atlanta; nieces; nephews; cousins and extended family in Switzerland. Celebrating him in heaven are daughter, Marcelle “Marcy” Elliott; mother, Louise Shatley Yates; mother-in-law, Marcelle Bein Gordon; his grandparents; uncles; aunts; family and friends. David graduated from Georgia State University and completed Masters coursework at Emory University in English. He loved reading and music. He played piano, organ and sang in church since childhood. He was the organist at Smyrna Presbyterian Church, Choir Director at East Point Presbyterian Church and Vinings United Methodist Church. He sang at Covenant Presbyterian Church and McEachern Memorial United Methodist Church. He loved learning and teaching. After many years in Public Relations, he became a certified trainer and taught foster parent and DFCS staff. A job he loved until his health no longer allowed. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, Fayetteville, Ga. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: CVAC (Crime Victims Advocacy Council) or Vinings UMC or Fayetteville First UMC. Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City, is in charge of arrangements.


  • CVAC (Crime Victims Advocacy Council)
  • Vinings United Methodist Church
  • Fayetteville First United Methodist Church


  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 13, 2019

George David Elliott

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Shirley Holcomb

April 10, 2019

Our family moved to a new home in Forest Acres in Smyrna, Ga. in the early 1960’s. Our neighbors next door were the Elliott family. David was just a young boy, a couple of years older than our oldest daughter. We got to know them and they soon became members of the church we attended, Woodlawn Presbyterian. David sang in the Atlanta Boys Choir, quite an honor to be chosen. He took piano lessons and then organ lessons and became organist at Woodlawn Presbyterian. Our family moved our membership to Smyrna Presbyterian and several years later I became choir director. Our organist resigned and I knew immediately where I would first look for a replacement, David Elliott. He came and was organist for many years. We attended the wedding of David and Yvette, such a beautiful service. They eventually moved to Fayetteville, then to the West Cobb area. Even though we didn’t have close contact, we kept up with each other through Christmas newsletters. David loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I’m sure he gained great comfort in his faith during the many trials that came to he and his family. Yvette, our prayers are with you and your daughters.

Gail Gordon

April 8, 2019

David was the best!! Our little church in Vinings was SOOOOOO blessed to have him and Yvette and their children! He was AMAZING and I will never forget his loyalty to the church, congregation and God! RIP sweet David!!

Maribeth Nolan

April 8, 2019

I will be forever grateful to David for sharing his passion for training foster and adoptive parents with me, showing me how to be a trainer and setting me on a path for training to be my passion as well. His and Yvette’s commitment as a family to serving “the least of these” was always inspiring and he had the best stories (some that I still share today!). While those left behind grieve I am sure that David is celebrating his reunion in Heaven with Marcy, who he shared so much about during our training trips. May the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.