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Elijah McElveen Jr.


Elijah McElveen Jr., husband of Joann Bradley McElveen, died early Saturday morning, May 16, 2015, at his residence.

Born Dec. 22, 1932, in Olanta, he was a son of the late Elijah McElveen Sr. and Artmore Nero McElveen. He attended the public schools of Florence County. He was employed by Sharp Construction, Smith Graven Construction and Apex Construction. After retiring, he returned to work with Hawthorne Custodial Services. He was a member of Prince Hall Masonic Lodge No. 338 Jordon Chapel.

A public viewing will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2015, at the funeral home.

Masonic Rites for Elijah McElveen Jr. will be held 6:30 p.m. May 22, 2015, at the funeral home.

Survivors include five daughters, Flora Jones, Shirley Ann (Kemmie) Nelson, Michelle Carolina and Delores (Michael) Lewis, all of Lynchburg, and Jeannie McElveen of Bishopville; a son, Willaim McElveen of the home; three sisters, Pearle Mae Thomas and Gardenia McElveen, both of Lynchburg and Fannie Cromartie of Raleigh, North Carolina; and a brother, Ebb McElveen of Lynchburg.

Funeral services for Elijah McElveen Jr. will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015, at AFC Restoration Deliverance Family Worship Center, 297 W. Main St. in Olanta, with Pastor Minnie Pearl Johnson officiating and Elder John Richardson presiding. Eulogy will be provided by Evangelist Mary Nesmisth. Chaplain N. Lamonte Newsom and Pastor Betty Ann Dukes will assist.

Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, S.C. 241 in Olanta.

Mr. McElveen will lie in repose for an hour prior to funeral time.

The family will receive friends at the home, 4789 Narrow Paved Road in Lynchburg.

Services for Elijah McElveen Jr. have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


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