James Eller

Born on June 3, 1955

Departed on May 6, 2011 and resided in Cartersville, GA

Lovelace James "Jim" Eller, Jr., 55, of Cartersville, passed away Friday, May 6, 2011. Jim was born June 3, 1955, in Salisbury, N.C., son of the late L. J. and Betty Eller, Sr. He moved to Bartow County in 1985 and was a member of Sam Jones Methodist Church where he played trumpet in the praise band. Jim is survived by his wife & best friend, Ann Godfrey; sister Rebekah Dave Eller-Callin, Orlando; 2 sons, Lovelace James "Jay" Misty Eller, III, Sugar Valley, and Jerry Wayne Eller, Orlando; 4 step children; Arnie Amanda Brown, Cartersville, Chattie Brown Jody Agan, Cartersville; Allen Heather Jones, Murfreesboro, TN, and Kyle Ellis Lores Jones, Conyers; granddaughter, Kailey Dawn Eller, and 2 step grandchildren, Andrew Ellis Jones and McKenzie Jones, Conyers; cousins, Tim Dianne Braddock, NC and Jeff Lara Braddock, AZ and special friends; Dennis Bull and Bob Wright. Jim graduated from North Rowan High School, Salisbury, NC and attended Appalachian State, NC, and Jacksonville University in FL, where he was a French horn music major. He worked as a cabinet maker for 17 years. Before his stroke he was the master carpenter for Reicon Mgmt. and was instrumental in the remodeling of the Grand Theatre in Cartersville and many woodworking projects for the Booth and Tellus Museums. Jim was also one of the founders of the Etowah Jazz Society and played in the Atlanta Blue Notes and other big bands in the Atlanta area. A memorial service will be held at Sam Jones Methodist Church, Cartersville on Tuesday, May 10 @ 4:00 p.m. with the Reverend Bill Burch & Dee Dee Lawson officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the service in the Family life Center of the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jim's name to the American Diabetes Association or your favorite charity.

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