Elliott LeRoy Slocum

Born: Fri., Dec. 27, 1940
Died: Mon., Oct. 28, 2013

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Elliott LeRoy Slocum, age 72, of Greensboro, GA, died Monday, October 28, 2013 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Elliott was born in Monroe, LA on December 27, 1940 to the late Oliver Norwood Slocum and Estelle Malone Slocum. After graduating from Louisiana Tech University, Elliott received his Masters Degree and PhD in Accounting from the University of Missouri at Columbia. Elliott was a professor of accounting at Georgia State University for 36 years retiring in 2003. Elliott was a member of Delta Sigma Pi, Beta Alpha Psi, Phi Kappa Phi- National Honor Society, American Accounting Association (IMA) and the Stewart McCloud Society. On June 4, 1964 Elliot married the former Lois Ileane Twyford. Reading, gardening and collecting coins were some of his favorite pastimes. He has lived in Greene County since 1990.

Elliott is survived by his wife of 49 years, Ileane Slocum of Greensboro, GA; sons Brian Norwood Slocum and wife Irene of Norcross, GA and Christopher Elliot Slocum of Cloquet, MN; sisters, Norma Jean Slocum Berry and husband Carl of Gainesville, GA and Barbara Ann Slocum Barnes and husband Edward of West Monroe, LA; grandchildren; Zachery Maxwell Slocum, Sean Jamel Slocum, Sinead Estelle Rume Slocum and Brian Tiernan Oromuromo Slocum. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother Kenneth Eugene Slocum and sister Floye Charlotte Slocum.

A Funeral service will be held on Thursday October 31, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at McCommons Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Lovin officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held, Monday, November 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Aulds Chapel Church Cemetery, 174 Aulds Chapel Road, Downsville, LA 71234. Memorials can be made to the Pilot Club of Greene County, Alzheimers Disease Research Fund, P.O. Box 122, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Barry and Teresa Churchwell
   Posted Tue October 29, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He was a fine gentleman and educator. He will be remembered for his willingness to help others. May God bless you.

Wanda Sanford
   Posted Tue October 29, 2013
So sorry for the loss of my cousin and friend. He was a good man.

Elaine & Terry Cantrell
   Posted Tue October 29, 2013
Ilene and family, We were so sorry to hear of Elliott's passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Lem and Sandy Clark
   Posted Tue October 29, 2013
Ileane, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Lem and Sandy Clark

Gene Berry
   Posted Tue October 29, 2013
My most sincere condolences go to Ilene and Elliott's family. I was Elliott's colleague for over 20 years at GSU and counted him as a real friend. He made such a large contribution to the study of accounting history in the United States. He will be missed by all of the accounting faculty.

Beverly Slocum
   Posted Wed October 30, 2013
Elliott was my brother-n-law. He also treated me with respect and let me know that he cared for me and my kids. He enjoyed me visiting him in Georgia. Even after his brother, Kenneth (my husband) died 22 years ago, he and Ileane would include me in many vacations. I will truly miss him, but I know he is in heaven with his mother, Estelle and Kenneth. Love you, Elliott!

Marianna Hudspeth
   Posted Wed October 30, 2013
Hey Ileane, I am out of town this week, sorry that I won't be there to celebrate his life with you all! I'll come by next week to see you, I know you will miss him! Love, Marianna

Sandra Rhodes
   Posted Thu October 31, 2013
To the Silocum family, so sorry for your loss. The promise made at " John 5: 28,29" gives much comfort at this time

Marilynn Leathart
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
Ever the gentleman, Elliot was a wise as well as humorous person that I looked forward to seeing at the meetings we attended over many years. My condolences are extended to Ilene, their children and extended family. Sincerely, Marilynn Leathart (formerly Hughes)

Blayne Allen
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
I learned a lot as a student of Dr. Slocum at Ga State University. One of my favorite professors. Part of the reason I went into the profession myself.