November 8, 1944 ~ July 12, 2014

Born in: Mobile, AL,
Resided in: Swannanoa, NC

Joseph Claude Elliott, 69, of Swannanoa, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the J.F. Keever Solace Center. Born in Mobile, AL to the late Joseph K. and Mary Feeney Pinkston Elliott, he was raised in Vicksburg, MS and was a proud graduate of the University of Mississippi. He was a Prosthetist and Orthotist and a member of The Rock Church of Asheville. Joe was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy and a member of Black Mountain Moose Lodge #2220. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Myra Kohne Elliott; daughters, Jody Lynn Dunning and her husband, Steve, of Asheville, and Katie Elliott Cole and her husband, Clint, of Belleair, FL; five grandchildren, Maddie Rose, Asher and Frederick Dunning and Ellie and Lillian Cole. A celebration of Joe's life will be held Wednesday, July 16, at 11 a.m. at The Rock Church of Asheville. Pastor Kirk Bowman will officiate. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to CAST Ministries, 1157 Elkins Drive, Auburn, AL, 36830, or to J.F. Keever Solace Center, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC, 28813. Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.

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  1. We are sorry we won’t be able to make Joe’s services. We have been thinking about and praying for Joe and his entire family a lot lately. While we will greatly miss Joe’s physical presence in this place we are both very thankful for all the goodness we received simply by knowing him. That goodness will never leave and likewise Joe will never be far away. We send our deepest condolences to the entire family. Love,
    Keith and Nancy

  2. Myra and family, Jerry and were with you in prayer yesterday, and I was so happy to hear that Holly could be there in person. You and Joe were really such wonderful friends and made our move to Florida so much more special and comfortable. We have missed you since the day you left and hope you will be in the area more often in the future. I know your strong faith will help you through this. We send our deepest sympathy and love, Jerry and Melody

  3. Myra, so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He will be truly missed. So much fun to be around, constantly picking and joking. Thinking of you and the girls. Will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  4. Myra and Family, our thoughts are with you. Joey was always a very special person to me, always laughing and talking. It is sad to think of the passing of my dear friends Joe and Feeney and now Joey. Years and distance has kept us apart but your family has always been in my heart.


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