James Elam

Posted 4/10/20

James S. Elam, 100, of Paris, passed away at 12:30 a.m., Friday April 10, 2020, at Twin Lakes Rehab. He was the owner/operator of Elam’s Fresh-Made Ice Cream Store in Paris.

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James Elam

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James S. Elam, 100, of Paris, passed away at 12:30 a.m., Friday April 10, 2020, at Twin Lakes Rehab. He was the owner/operator of Elam’s Fresh-Made Ice Cream Store in Paris.

In keeping with the federal mandates, the service is limited to immediate family only. The Rev. Debbie McClarey will officiate and military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 211. Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.

Mr. Elam was born Oct. 3, 1919, in Paris, the son of the late Charles and Etta Elam. He married Martha Etta Griffith Elam Aug. 2, 1941, in Paris, and she preceded him in death March 26, 2015.    

He is survived by his children, Mary Ann McClarey of Paris, James S. (Jeanette) Elam of Las Vegas, Nev., and Mike (Sharon) Elam of Las Vegas, Nev.; several grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great -great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Pam Cassady; siblings, Donk, Jack, Grover, Hattie, Mary and Pearlie; grandson, Jimmy Ray McClarey; grandson-in- law, Andy Shotts; and a son-in-law, Roscoe McClarey.

Mr. Elam served in the United States Army in World War II and was a member of the American Legion Post 211.

Online condolences at www.stewartandcarrollfuneralhome.com.