|Birth: ||Sep. 7, 1921|
|Death: ||Nov. 20, 2008|
Daniel W. "Dan'' Elliott, 87, of 202 Rocklawn Ave., died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008 at Roman Eagle Memorial Home. Born Sept. 7, 1921 in Danville, he was the son of the late William Guster Elliott and Cora Buchanon Elliott. On Oct. 17, 1964 he married Frances Boswell Elliott, who survives of the home. He was a member of Moffett Memorial Baptist Church but had attended Third Avenue Congregational Christian Church for a number of years.
He was a WWII veteran, having served in the South Pacific. He was surrendered to the Japanese on the Island of Corregidor on May 6, 1942 and was held prisoner of war for a period of 40 months, being liberated on Sept. 9, 1945.
He also served in the Korean conflict and received several medals while serving his country. He retired after 20 years in the U.S. Army and later worked for T. C. Dameron Plumbing and Heating. He was also a member of American Legion Post # 325.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one brother, David Elliott, of Hampton; and one sister, Mary E. Carter, of Danville.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, Bill Elliott, John D. Elliott and Paul Elliott, and two sisters, Gladys Burns and Naomi Tate Hudson. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for Mr. Elliott will be held Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Highland Burial Park with the Rev. Frederick J. Vicks officiating with full military honors by American Legion Dan River Post # 1097 Honor Guard.
Published in the Danville Register & Bee on 11/22/2008
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