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Jamie Thurmond Eley

July 19, 2019 - 06:00
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Aug. 1, 1948- July 11, 2019

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Jamie Thurmond Eley, 70, of White Plains, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Atlanta Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 20, at 11 a.m. at White Plains Baptist Church, 1020 Main Street East, White Plains, with Rev. Curtis Moore officiating.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Wayne Williams, Wayne Taylor, John Lacey, Ike Moore, David Price and Jamie Rhodes.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time for the service at the church.

Jamie was born in Sandersville on Aug. 1, 1948. He was the son of the late John William “J Buck” Eley and Dorothy Mae Thurmond Eley. Jamie attended Greene County High School, where he was a member of FFA and graduated in 1966. After high school, he joined the Army National Guard, serving his country for six years.

Jamie married the former Dollie Leach on Oct. 16, 1971. He was part owner/operator of Eley Acres Farm. At the time of his death, he had retired from dairy farming.

Jamie was a longtime member of White Plains Baptist Church, where he headed the House and Grounds Committee for many years.

He was a member of the Greene County Farm Bureau, Dairy Association and Cattleman Association. He was also past member of the Moose Lodge and VFW.

He was a man of many talents, including carpentry, and had helped with building of the Pastorium of the White Plains Baptist Church and his own home.

Wagon trains, riding horses and every aspect of farming were his favorite hobbies.

Jamie was a great example of what an amazing husband, father and friend should be.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Eley Sr.

In addition to his wife, Dollie Leach Eley of White Plains, he is survived by his daughters, Ginger Eley (Michael Chaudoin) of Eatonton and Brittany Leach of Greensboro; granddaughter, Ariella “Ella” Williams; brothers, Phil Eley (Jan) of White Plains and Keith Eley (Cheryl) of White Plains; a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many friends.

The family requests that any memorials be made in memory of Jamie Eley to the White Plains Baptist Church, P.O. Box 38, White Plains, GA 30678.

McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, 706-453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us online at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the guest register.