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Luther Edward McElyea Sr.


Last updated 2/26/2020 at 4:44pm

Luther Edward McElyea Sr., 87, of Brevard, passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, at Transylvania Regional Hospital.

A native of Lenoir City, Tenn., he was the son of the late James M. and Lorene H. McElyea. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sisters, Clara Jean McElyea and Anna M. Johnson.

A United States Army Veteran, he worked as a grocer after his time in the Army, coming home in 1955. He loved children and became a “neighborhood grandparent,” teaching and helping children, as well as taking them fishing.

His loving survivors include his wife of 59 year...

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