Everett Elliott, 76, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, January 8, 2021. Born November 27, 1944, Everett was the son of the late Edwin Elliott and Thelma Pirkle Elliott. He was a graduate of North Hall High School. Everett was a builder and a member of Chestatee Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, Everett was preceded in death by his daughter, Denise Elliott; sister and brother-in-law, Tricia and Larry Terrill; grandson, Grant Ferguson, father-in-law, J.B. Anderson; and great nephew, Luke Martin.
Everett is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Beth Elliott. Additional survivors include his daughters and son-in-laws Cindy and Ron Gossett of Gainesville; and Angie and Richard Ferguson of Marietta; “adopted” daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Shane Roach of Gainesville; grandsons Will Gossett, Wesley Gossett, Rylan Ferguson, and Charlie Ferguson; and granddaughter, Ashlyn Ferguson. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Lois Anderson of Dahlonega; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Lou Anderson of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina; and nieces, Tiffany Martin of Gainesville; Susan Anderson of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina; nephew, Ryan Anderson (Tiffany) of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina; and “special” nephews, Keith, Kevin, and Matt Elliott of Gainesville. Everett also leaves behind his close friend and co-worker, Aubrey Jones; as well as many other close friends that he considered to be brothers.
The family will receive friends at Little & Davenport Funeral Home on Thursday, January 14 from 4-8 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday, January 15 at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Rev. Dwayne Ryals and Rev. Powell Sailors will officiate. Interment will follow at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Will Gossett, Wesley Gossett, Rylan Ferguson, Charlie Ferguson, Matt Elliott, Bobby Glover, Lawrence Vaughan, and Papa’s princess, Ashlyn Ferguson.
Everett’s life certainly exemplified these words that his father, Edwin, taught him: “When it is time to make the crossing to our real home in heaven, all you will have to leave behind in this life is a good name.” Indeed, his good name will certainly be remembered by the family and friends he so dearly loved.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Chestatee Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Melvin Woodruff, 3630 Ledan Road, Gainesville, GA 30506; or to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Bobby Kinard, 86 Fletcher Drive, Dahlonega, GA 30533.
The family would like to express their gratitude for the outpouring of love during this difficult time. We understand the health and safety concerns caused by the COVID pandemic. To protect the health and well-being of others, we ask those that attend the visitation and funeral service please follow social distancing guidelines in order to protect the health and safety of our family and friends. Masks are also encouraged.
Those wishing to send online condolences to the family may do so at littledavenport.com
Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Georgia 30501 is in charge of arrangements.