MITCHELL James I. Ely, 84, Mitchell, passed away at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.
Born January 16, 1927, in Bell County, Kentucky, he was the son of Nathaniel and Sallie (Scott) Ely. He married Deanna Kay Luchauer January 16, 1981.
He was a U. S. Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.
James was a coal miner.
Deanna Kay Ely, Mitchell
James Harold Ely and wife, Vicky, Bowling Green, Kentucky
Jonna Dale Pemberton and husband, Danny, Mitchell
Raymond Ely, Bedford
Rhonda Lynn Mahan and husband, Donnie, Orleans
The mother of his children was Mary Ely.
Patsy S. Daniels and husband, William, Mitchell
Paul D. Terry and wife, Cassie, Mitchell
James D. Terry and wife, Sara, Mitchell
27 great grandchildren
Frances Tolbert, Mitchell
Wanda McFarland, Cincinnati
Pauline Ely, Dryden, Virginia
Ricki Music, Tennessee
Sam Ely and wife, Shirley, Mitchell
Homer Ely and wife, Judy, Cranks Creek, Kentucky
Nathaniel Ely and companion, Barbara Swayer, Mitchell
Arnold Ely and wife, Teresa, Pennington Gap, Virginia
His parents; sisters, Dorothy Zeeks and Aliene Spears; brothers, Tom, Britt, Tony, and David Ely; and a grandson and great granddaughter, preceded him in death.
Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 30, in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.
Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home.