Larry Jeff Eley, Sr.

Born: Wed., Sep. 19, 1945
Died: Mon., Jul. 17, 2017


Visitation

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wed., Jul. 19, 2017
Location: McCommons Funeral Home


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Jul. 20, 2017
Location: White Plains Baptist Church


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Larry Jeff Eley, Sr.

 

Larry Jeff Eley, Sr., age 71, of White Plains, GA died suddenly Monday, July 17, 2017 at his residence.  Born in Washington, GA he was the oldest son of J. W. “J Buck” Eley and Dorothy Mae Thurmond Eley.  Larry graduated from Greensboro High School in the class of 1963. After high school he graduated from ABAC with an associate of Dairy Science. Larry and Nancy Rowe were married on August 23, 1968.  At the time of his death he was still running Larry Eley Farm Supply in White Plains, GA.  Farming was his life and he was a member of the Georgia Farm Bureau since 1969.  Just this year in February, he was inducted into the GACD Hall of Fame. He was an active member of White Plains Baptist Church.

 

Survivors include his loving and devoted wife, Nancy Rowe Eley, of White Plains, GA; daughters, Amy Simpson (Charles) and Beth Clifton (Chad); sons, Jeff Eley and Mark Eley (Tawny); grandchildren, Lauren Eley, Lea Eley, Lindsey Eley, Henry Eley, Will Eley, Ella Eley and Kaeley Clifton; brothers, Jamie Eley (Dollie), Phil Eley (Jan), and Keith Eley (Cheryl) all of White Plains, GA; many other relatives and numerous friends.

 

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at White Plains Baptist Church, 1020 Main Street East, White Plains, GA 30678 with Rev. Curtiss Moore officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers are Thurmond Jarrard, Frank Moore, Wayne Taylor, William Coleman, Wayne Williams and Joey Rhodes. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday night at McCommons Funeral Home.  The family requests that any memorials be made in memory of Larry Eley to the White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P O Box 38, White Plains, GA 30678. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us online at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the guest register.

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Barry and Teresa Churchwell
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to Larry's family.
We have enjoyed knowing the Eley family for decades. Dedicated family man with fine Christian values, hard working farmer, thoughtful, and Greene County Farm Bureau leader for years. He will be remembered for always being positive and friendly while helping others. Larry will be missed by his loving family and friends, and business associates.
May the memories of happy times shared be of comfort to each of you.
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.




Terry & Sookie Dover
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
Nancy,
I guess I am slow but finally put together that Mr. Larry died. I will always remember him and also you. You delivered or helped deliver our son Brad.
Sorry for your loss. Hope memories will help you get through this.
Bless You,
Terry and Sookie Dover

Terry & Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
Nancy, Mark, Jeff, Amy and Beth,
Praying for our Heavenly Father to give each of you comfort, peace and love during this difficult time. Fill your hurting hearts with those precious memories and love shared through the years. Larry touched the lives of many and will be missed.

Sincere Sympathy,
Terry & Elaine

Nancie and Charlie Sanders
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
Mr. Larry was a kind and caring soul. He was the icon of Greene County Farm Bureau. He will truly be missed, and we feel blessed to have known him. May God give the entire family peace as heaven has gained a new angel. Our love and prayers are with the Eley family!
Love,
Nancie, Charlie, Brooke, Breanna, and Caleb Sanders

Margaret Patrick
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
We are so very sorry for your loss. Larry was a friend to everyone and will be greatly missed by so many. True agriculture and Farm Bureau have lost another one that cannot be replaced. May you all find comfort in knowing that he was truly loved and respected by so many. May our Lord provide comfort and may you rely on Him.

Mike and Margaret Patrick

Paula & Lee Moore
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
Mr. Larry was one of the happiest, friendliest and all around great guys in our county. He was always a great representative for Georgia Farm Bureau and I always enjoyed working with him on any project Farm Bureau and 4-H had together. Our prayers go out to the family and we know Mr. Larry will be sorely missed!

Julie "DeOliveira" Lawson
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
Thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family and prayers for comfort and peace.....

Amy Duvall Davis
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
Nancy and family,

Praying for God to comfort you during this time. I am so sorry for your loss, I remember Mr. Larry always helping others, always smiling and always proud of his family.

Jennifer Whittaker
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
Mrs. Nancy,

I always enjoyed visiting with you & Mr. Larry at all the Farm Bureau meetings. Y'all always put a smile on my face & made me laugh. In recent years I could spot Mr. Larry at a meeting because he would usually wear his green Greene County Farm Bureau shirt. I loved that about him! He was a man of integrity who could be counted on to do the right thing.
You will all be in my thoughts & prayers.

Andrew & Catherine Whittaker
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
We were so sorry to hear about Larry. We will keep you all in our prayers he will greatly missed.

Our deepest sympathy,
Andrew & Catherine Whittaker

Lucky and Carey Clifton
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
Lucy & Carey Clifton It has been a pleasure knowing Larry and Nancy since Beth and Chad married.Larry was the nicest man,always with a smile and a welcoming word any time we saw him.I am so sorry we have all lost him,but especially his family.I personally know the loss and pain they face each day as they forget for just a second that he has gone with the Lord,and they start to pick up the phone to call him.I pray for God to bless each of them in those days.Nancy if you need anything or just want to talk please call.

Cora Jane Glanton Shannon
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
Dear Nancy and family, I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. My prayers are with you.

Judy Satterfield Nichols
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
Nancy and family,

I'm so sorry to hear about Larry. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you at this time of your grief and bring you peace.

Johnnie & Jane Satterfield
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
Johnnie & I were so sorry to hear about Larry's passing. He was always so friendly & nice . We enjoyed talking to ya'll. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & the family at this sad time .

Jeni & Mike Norris
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
With deepest sympathy.

Bill Crawford
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
My sympathies and condolences go out for the family..I will keep the family in my prayers..

Bill

Deborah Womack
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
So very sorry for your loss. Larry pulled up a chair Sunday morning at Denny's, and Daddy and I had a wonderful conversation with him. He was such a lovely person. You are all in my prayers.

Greg and Wanda Boshell
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
Sorry for your loss, but rest in the belief that comfort and closure will be brought to your family in the days to come. Our prayers are with you.

Pamela & Greg Corry
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
Ms. Nancy, Jeff, Mark, Amy, and Beth,
Greg and I want to express our most sincere condolences. Mr. Larry will surely be missed by family and friends. Every time we saw him, he always had a smile on his face and we will always remember that way. If there is anything we can do, please don't hesitate to call us.

LUANNE AND TERRY HARDIN
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
NANCY AND FAMILY,
YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ALWAYS. I LOVE ALL OF YOU AND WILL GREATLY MISS LARRY.

Dan and Abbie Bennett
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
Nancy and Family,
So sorry to hear about Larry. He was a true friend and a pleasure to work with at GACD, Oconee River RC&D, Farm Bureau, and so many other areas. Please let us know if we can help in any way. You and your family are in our prayers.
Dan and Abbie Bennett

harold thompson
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
So sorry for your loss, I know he will be greatly missed.

Linda Webb Johnson
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Larry was a good man and always caring for what's right for our citizens in agriculture and life. May God give you peace and comfort thru your loss. Larry fly with the angels now, you have earned your wings.


Wanda Mccannon
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
Dear Nancy & Family,

I was so sorry to hear about Mr. Larry. He was such a nice person and he always had a smile on his face. I pray that God will keep you all in His loving arms.

Chris Kerley
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
Mark - I am so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I was blessed by his life story and wish I could have met him. You and your family are in my prayers. May God bless you all with His Presence, Peace, and Comfort.

Dean and Peggy Gibby
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
Please accept our deepest sympathy and prayers. Larry was such a thoughtful and caring man. He visited my father quite often. We much appreciated the time and caring that Larry showed my dad, J.W. McKinley. May our Lord Jesus Christ provide comfort to the family, especially during the next few days as you say farewell in the natural. Sincerely, Dean and Peggy Gibby

Janice Campbell
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
Nancy and Family, Elaine and I are so sorry for your loss and we offer our sincere sympathy.May God give you the strength you need to get through this difficult time.We love you.
Janice Campbell and Elaine C. Carpenter

Carol Nimmons
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
I just learned of Larry's death. I am so sorry. I had the pleasure of working with him on the RC&D Council and found him to be pleasant, a gentleman and very personable. He was an asset to the council and a willing worker. My sympathy to his family.

Genevieve Dame
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Genevieve.

Tawny and family: I am so sorry for your loss. I am holding Larry in my thoughts and prayers. Peace to you and your family. - Genevieve and all of us at Dame Law.


Luke Willis
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
Praying for you and your family, Mark.

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
Thinking of you during this sad time.

Jan Hallman
   Posted Thu July 20, 2017
Nancy, Jeff and family,

So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. My husband was just talking to him at Home Depot about fence posts. He is and was a wonderful person and will be so greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you go through this difficult time.

Prayers,

Jan and David Hallman
Josh and Robert

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Thu July 20, 2017
We are so very sorry for your loss. Mr Larry was a good man and will be missed by many. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time, and in the days ahead.

Dixie Kinney Savage
   Posted Thu July 20, 2017
Nancy, I am so sorry about your sudden loss of Larry. I can only imagine how heart broken you and your family are feeling. You are in my prayers for comfort and peace. Wish I could be there to offer my support in person. I know that you are surrounded by those who loved Larry and are there to support you. Please let others know what you need so that they can be there for you when needed. God bless you. Take care.......I will be thinking and praying for you. Love Cousin, Dixie Lee.

1533 Gracebrook Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30045

Charles Wier
   Posted Thu July 20, 2017

Larry touched the lives of many and will be missed.
I am blessed to have known him.

My prayers and thoughts are with the family.

Herb & Jan Thurmond
   Posted Fri July 21, 2017
Nancy and family,
Herb and I are are both so sorry to hear of Larry's sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayer are with all of you at this difficult time.

Miriam M McCarroll
   Posted Sat July 22, 2017
We are so very sorry for your lost. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Nell and Tracy Bell
   Posted Mon July 24, 2017
Hey Nancy sorry to hear about Larry we did not know. We had some great time with you and him on the trips we took with rc&d.

Cynthia smith
   Posted Tue July 25, 2017
Nancy and family, John and I are so sorry to hear about Larry's death. We are praying that God will keep his arms wrapped around each of you and hold you close as you move forward day by day. He was such a wonderful person and upstanding citizen of Greene County's agricultural community, let alone an awesome husband and father! We who have watched your family grow and expand are so proud of all you two accomplished in your lives together. Thank you for sharing him with Greene County and for the impact you both have made. Sending God's love and hugs. Cynnie Ann and John smith

Greg Clark
   Posted Wed July 26, 2017
My condolences to all the Eley family. I first met Larry while working as a soil scientist for NRCS in Greensboro about 10 years ago. We became friends during his frequent visits to the NRCS office and he was kind enough to allow me to hunt and fish on his farm. It was always a joy to spend time with Larry and there was never a lack of conversation as anyone who knew him will attest 8^)). I moved away from GA earlier this year and have not seen him in a while but still felt a loss when I was informed of his passing. He was a good friend who will be missed!