Thomas McKinley Eller, 33
Passed Away: 11/24/2012
Funeral services for Thomas McKinley Eller, age 33, of Clarkesville will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 26, 2012, at Shirley Grove Baptist Church.
Rev. Dennis Ledford, Rev. Jan Devereaux, and Chief Jerry Palmer will officiate with interment to follow the service in the church cemetery with full firefighter honors provided by members of northeast Georgia firefighter honor guards.
Mr. Eller died Saturday, November 24, 2012, at his residence following an extended illness.
Born in Habersham County on December 29, 1978, Mr. Eller was the son of Horace McKinley and Nedra Baisden Eller. He was a member and deacon of Shirley Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Eller was an Eagle Boy Scout and an advisor for the Explorer Firefighter Program. He was a firefighter with Clarkesville Fire Department with over 18 years of loyal service earning the rank of lieutenant.
Mr. Eller was a self-employed farmer with his family's poultry farm. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Theodore McKinley "Mack" Eller, Margaret Dorsey Eller, Thomas Jefferson Baisden, and Evelyn Larona Mays Baisden.
Survivors include his wife Samantha Emily Teems Eller of Clarkesville; parents, Horace M. and Nedra Baisden Eller of Clarkesville; sister and brother-in-law, Vonda K. Eller and Barry Brown of Clarkesville; nephews, Corey Brown and Logan Brown; niece, Lauren Brown; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, November 25, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Those wishing may send condolences at www.hillsidememorialchapel.com.
Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville. 706-754-6256.
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