James Truitt ElderDecember 31, 1956 ~ March 13, 2017 (age 60)
James Truitt "Jimmy" Elder, 60, passed away at his residence on Monday, March 13, 2017. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Dawson. A visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service. Jimmy was born in Dawson on December 31, 1956. He and his father founded Construction Engineers, where he worked as a surveyor for thirty-three years. He never met a stranger and was a devoted friend and encouragement to others. He was very patriotic, having served in the U.S. Navy. He loved his family well and was a loving son, brother, father, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather. "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV)
Jimmy was preceded in death by his mother, Junia Elder; his wife, Jody Scruggs Elder and a granddaughter, Jennifer Brook Stephens. He is survived by his father, James S. "Rock" Elder of Dawson; daughter, Christina Stephens (Ben) of Pooler; son, Matthew Malone of Springfield; sisters, Joyce Henson (Gene) of Watkinsville and Judy Gay (Tim) of Headland, AL; grandchildren, Brandon Megginson, Phillip Megginson, Joshua Stephens and Marisa Colvin; great-grandchildren, Blake Megginson and Karlee Megginson; several nieces and nephews; and his special canine companion, Smokey Joe. Memorials may be made to Phoebe Hospice, 320 Foundation Lane, Albany, GA 31707.