July 27, 1941 ~ July 16, 2020

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

James Clyde Elliott, Jr., 78, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020. A native of Asheville, he was the son of the late James Clyde Elliott, Sr. and Eva Armstrong Elliott.

Dr. Elliott served in his general dental practice in Asheville from 1970 until his retirement in 2018. He truly loved his profession for all those years. He was a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill (’63) and UNC School of Dentistry (’68), serving as the Senior Class President. Dr. Elliott served in the US Army Dental Corps where he received accommodations for establishing a Department of Pedodontics. He was active in local, state and national dental societies. He contributed to his profession having been President of the North Carolina Dental Society and the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners. Dr. Elliott was a Fellow of the International College of Dentists; the American College of Dentists and the Academy of Dentistry International. He also received the Distinguished Service Award-Dental Alumni Association, UNC School of Dentistry. He was a former staff member and Chief of the Dental Section of Memorial Mission Hospital.

Jim was a member of Central United Methodist Church. He spent his free time gardening, growing orchids, working with stained glass, traveling, setting up his train collection around Christmas and enjoying time with his dogs. Jim loved hearing about his grandsons’ activities and his face always lit up when his children and grandchildren arrived at his door.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Anne Graham Elliott; two daughters, Sheila E. Parker and her husband, Joe, of Gainesville, VA and their sons, Joseph and William; and Shannon E. Kranyik and her husband, David, of Apex, NC and their son, Elliott, and is also survived by a brother, Gilbert M. Elliott and his wife, Joanne, of Asheville.

A graveside service is scheduled for 11:00 am Monday at Calvary Churchyard in Fletcher.

Dr. Elliott will lie in state at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday. Masks are required at the funeral home and requested at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, PO Box 8195, Asheville, NC 28814.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

Services

Graveside Service: July 20, 2020 11:00 am

Calvary Episcopal Churchyard
Hendersonville Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

828-252-3535

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. To Ann and family, we went thru Lee Edwards High School with Ann and Jimmy. You both were good friends and the girls started out working for us at TCBY years ago,while still in high school. We pray God’s blessings on your family during these difficult times . Bill and Mary Dot

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  2. Gil and Jo Ann Elliott

    Jim had a distinguished career, dedicated to his career. His wife, Anne, Sheila, Shannon, and their families are certainly in our thoughts and prayers.

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  3. Jim was a wonderful person. Helena and I enjoyed knowing him. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ann, Sheila and Shannon.

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  4. What a sad loss for the community, Dr. Elliott was an incredible man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  5. Dr. Elliott will always have a special place in my heart. I enjoyed working with him and thought of him not only as my employer, but my friend. He always treated me with kindness and value, and thanked me everyday we worked together. He was very passionate about his patients and loved his profession. He was a hard worker and he loved his family and dogs. I miss him often. My prayers to Anne and the family. I know Bella will miss him too.

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  6. Dr Elliott was my dentist growing up. I went to him for about 25 years. I always loved to going to see him. Not just because he was a great dentist but he was a great person. He always made me smile and laugh. He will be missed!

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  7. A truly incredible and wonderful dentist. He was there for me since 1975 and over the years we talked about a lot of things but, mostly about our dogs. I miss Dr. Elliot and my deepest sympathy goes out to his family.

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  8. The loss of our dentist for so many years also leaves me feeling I’ve lost a good friend. His professional standards were the highest, and his contributions to the wellbeing of many were enormous. He will be greatly missed. As he kindly wrote me after my husband’s death, I now write about him: “He was a good man – I liked him.”
    My sincere condolences to the family.

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  9. MRS. APRIL TWITTY EVANS AND FAMILY

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  10. MRS. APRIL TWITTY EVANS AND FAMILY . DR JAMES C. ELLIOTT JR. WAS MY DENTAL DOCTER FOR YEARS AND MY FAMILY UNTIL HE RETIRED. I LOVED TO HERE THE STORIES ABOUT WIFE, KIDS AND THE DOG. WE TALK ABOUT EVERYTHING , PRAYING FOR HIS FAMILY , MADE GOD KEEP YOU IN HIS LOVING ARM. (AMEM)

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  11. Ann, Sheila & Shannon:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. I’ll remember the Christmas Eve visits with your dad, playing the fun games! Love to you all.

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  12. We are so sorry to hear about your father‘s passing. Keeping you in our prayers and sending you big hugs.

    Love Amy and Ed

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  13. Dear Anne, Sheila and Shannon….just picked up the Sunday paper and was saddened to read about the death of Jim! I am so, so sorry and you will be in my thoughts and prayers when you have his service this morning! I have lots of special memories of fun times with y’all at the lake and the trip to Mexico with Sandy and Corbin! Lots of love to you all, Betty

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  14. Oh, my, Elliiott family… I am so sorry. Just heard Monday at 10:30! I would have been there. What fun we’ve shared since chapel hill and ft huachuca. You all are a part of me. I shall be in touch soon. Love and heart felt sympathy to each.

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  15. Oh, my, Elliott’s! Just found out today at 10:30 about Jim. ( and I love the name: he was a “gem”! What great times we have shared. It’s a wonderful tribute when you think of someone, and that thought brings joy and laughter. I pray that soon your sorrow will become the happiness and laughter that memories allow. Love to the girls and families. Sandy

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  16. To Anne and Family, Dr. Elliott was a very special man I worked for Dr Elliott for Five years and he loved his work he did for his patients and he was missed the day he retired. He loved his family and his dog Bella he will be missed dearly. I will be praying for your family during this time.

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  17. Gil and Family,
    So sorry for the loss of your brother. May the Lord comfort you and give you peace that only He can bring.
    Our Love in Jesus,
    Royce & Gwenda

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  18. I came to know Jim & Anne via a Brother Wolf volunteer and a dear friend whom connected us. Through that connected, I entrusted an abused Labrador – Bella – to Jim. Bella is a special dog and deserved the very best home. She bonded with Jim and Anne.

    My heart breaks for them.

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  19. Ann and Girls,

    So sorry to read about Jim’s passing. Please find comfort that in time memories of wonderful times spent together will soon bring a smile to your lips to replace the tears in your eyes.

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  20. Ann and family, so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Dr. Elliott was our dentist for over 30 years. He was always such a kind and gentle man. He was a friend to all his patients. My prayers are with all of you.

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  21. I was very sad to hear about Jim passing. I was his cardiologist for the last few years and I really enjoyed our visits together. He was always happy and full of life. I will miss our visits together and will keep your family in my prayers.

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  22. My prayers & sympathy are extended to the loving family of Dr. Elliott. He will be remembered in everyone’s heart.
    Neil Thagar
    Neil K’s Hairstyling
    Asheville

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  23. I just found out Dr. Elliott passed. He was my dentist for 20+ years and I just loved him. He was the sweetest man and an excellent dentist. He took such pride in his work and loved what he did. I was so lost when he retired. I knew I’d never find another dentist to fill his shoes. My thoughts and prayers go out to Dr. Elliott’s family. May his memories give you peace and comfort in the coming days.

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  24. I’m very sorry to hear of the loss of Dr. Elliott. He is an inspiration in the field of dentistry for his excellent work and long lasting, trusting relationships he earned with his patients. My deepest condolences to all of his family and friends.

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  25. Anne, We are so sorry to learn of Jim’s death. Blessings to you. Jim was a force for good for so many years in dentistry, in his office and in the wide dental community. I stole his good dental assistant, the late Nina Russell, because I had proximity to her home. She often complimented him and spoke of missing him.

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