James "Jimmy" Eley

Born: Tue., Aug. 17, 1937
Died: Sat., Dec. 14, 2013

Interment following funeral service

Tue., Dec. 17, 2013
Location: White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Dec. 17, 2013
Location: McCommons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Dec. 17, 2013
Location: McCommons Funeral Home

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James Moore “Jimmy” Eley of Atlanta, GA, died Saturday, December 14, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his loved ones. He was 76. A native of Greene County, GA, he was born in White Plains on August 17, 1937 to the late Thomas Bennett and Christine Wheeler Eley. He attended elementary school in White Plains and high school in Greensboro. From 1962 to 1965, he served his country in the United States Army. In March of 1969 he married the former Martha Joan Long and they have lived in Atlanta for forty-three years. He worked as a mechanic rebuilding engines for Southeast Engines and National Engines retiring in 2002. Jimmy had a variety of interests including working on cars, tinkering and bird hunting, especially quail. He was a quiet, easy going person who loved to be at home with his family.

In addition to his wife, Martha Joan Long Eley of Atlanta, GA, he is survived by two daughters, Christine Roberts (David) of Lawrenceville, GA and Shannon Stokes of Lawrenceville, GA; six sisters, Patsy Matysiak (Al, Sr.) of Milledgeville, GA, Nita Cannon (Steve) of Dahlonega, GA, Hilda Eley of Oxford, GA, Christine Doggett (Jim) of Oxford, GA, Vonda Landrum (Doug) of Watkinsville, GA and Teresa Dolvin (Bobby) of Watkinsville, GA; two brothers, Ted Eley (Linda) of Watkinsville, GA and John Eley (Betty) of White Plains, GA; two granddaughters, Alyson Roberts and Elisabeth Stokes; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Tommie G. Eley.

Funeral Services will be held, Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at McCommons Chapel in Greensboro, GA with Rev. Dr. Norman Waldrip officiating. Interment will follow at White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, 1020 Main Street W, White Plains, GA 30678. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time for the service at McCommons Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers are David Roberts, Kendall Eley, Mitchel Eley, Michael Eley, Al Matysiak, Jr. and John Matysiak. 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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Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
God Bless the family at this time.

Kent & Melinda Walker
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
To the entire family we are so sorry for your loss.

Shirley and Emmett Caldwell
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
Eley Family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the days and weeks to come.

Mary Miller
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. It never easy saying goodbye to someone you love. The Bible however, shows us that this isn't forever goodbye. God gives us the promise that we will be able to see our dead loved ones again (John 5:28-29). I hope this helps you cope during this difficult time.

Terry & Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
Sincere sympathy in the loss of your loved one. May God wrap His loving arms around each of you during this difficult time, giving you strength and peace.

Smith Oliver
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
My condolences to the Widow/Family. May Jimmy 'Rest in Peace'
I recall Jimmy , his Daddy & brothers very well. His Daddy was friends with my Daddy, Ford Oliver.

Regretfully, Smith Oliver