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Emmett B. Elam, 90
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Emmett B. Elam, 90, of Morrison (Shady Grove community) died Sunday, May 13 after an extended illness. He was born Oct. 11, 1921, in Warren County and was a retired dairy farmer, a World War II veteran having served as a member of the U.S. Army’s famed Red Ball Express unit, and a loyal member of Shady Grove the Baptist Church. Mr. Elam was preceded in death by parents, Jesse and Annie Cunningham Elam; a twin sister, Emma Elam Vanatta; sister, Connie Elam Denney; and brothers, Scovie, Lloyd, Edwin, Rayford, and James Elam.Survivors include his wife of 68 years Billie Frances Bell Elam of Morrison; daughter, Sandra (Ken) Blankenship of Chattanooga; grandson Steve (Robin) Blankenship of Grapevine, Texas, granddaughter Kristi (Chris) Papa of Kennesaw, Ga.; brother, Bill (Ruth) Elam, Tyler, Texas; great-grandchildren Ashley, Jack, and Ryan Blankenship and William and Caroline Papa, and numerous nephews and nieces.Funeral service is 1 p.m. today in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel.

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