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Virgil Gene Elliott

Virgil Gene Elliott, 75, of Hayesville, passed away March 19, 2017 at Murphy Medical Center.
Mr. Elliott was a long-time member, deacon and greeter of Truett Memorial Baptist Church. He was a retired custodian from Clay County Schools after 26 years of service and also retired from the Clay County Fire and Rescue Squad after 29 years of service. In earlier years, he spent time working with the Boy Scouts. He enjoyed boating, fishing, camping and most of all going to flea markets.
Mr. Elliott is preceded in death by his father, Luther Elliott, and mother, Wilma Padgett Elliott.
Surviving are a sister, Elvina Opal Elliott, of Hayesville; brother, Roger Ivane Elliott and wife, Patricia; two nephews, Tony Elliott and wife, Stephanie, of Hiawassee, and Jason Elliott and wife, Deanna, of Hayesville; three great-nephews, Jakob and fiancée, Cheyanna Penland, Jayce and Benjamin Elliott; and many friends and loved ones.
The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 at Truett Memorial Baptist Church. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 at Truett Memorial Baptist Church with Rev. Johnny Foster officiating. Graveside services will follow at Oak Forest United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tony, Jason, Jakob and Jayce Elliott, Bill O'Neal and Paul Swanson. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Truett Memorial Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gideons International at: or to the family for funeral expenses.
Condolences may be made online at:

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997