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Rev. James R. Ely

April 12, 1934 October 13, 2017
Rev. James  R.  Ely
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Rev. James R. Ely, Age 83, went to be with his heavenly father on October 13, 2017. Jim grew up in Middlesboro, Kentucky and graduated from M.H.S. He then graduated from Morehead State College with an area of concentration in Music. For the next eleven years, he taught music and was a high school Band Director. In 1966 he honored God’s call to be a minister and left teaching to attend Clear Creek Baptist College in Kentucky. He was ordained in 1966 and served over 33 years as Pastor of Belmont Baptist Church, Valley Grove Baptist Church and Harrogate First Baptist Church.
Jim is survived by Barbara, his wife of 62 years, daughter, Reanee Boozer; sons, William Raymond (Lena) and James Michael (Cynthia) Ely; five grandchildren, Ronald (Kim) Sexton , Candace (Chris) Jones, Mitchell Boozer, Adam (Ellen Marie) Ely and Brian (Erin) Ely; 6 great grandchildren, Zachery, and Yasmine Sexton, Ja Ryan Jones, Carmen, Kneeland and Audrey Ely.
At his request he will be cremated; his cremains will be interred in the family plot in Kentucky at a later date. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 15 at 2 pm at Hillside Baptist Church, 1321 Hicky Road. Knoxville, Tennessee with Reverend Terry Richard Officiating. In lieu of flowers gifts may be given to Hillside Baptist Church, P O Box 32706, Knoxville, Tennessee 37930.
Click Funeral Home and Cremation - Middlebrook Chapel is serving the Ely Family.

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Hillside Baptist Church

1321 Hicky Road
Knoxville, Tennessee 37930

Hillside Baptist Church
1321 Hicky Road Knoxville 37930 Tennessee
United States

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