2017-10-11 / Obituaries

Elbert Roy “Al” McConnell

Millen, GA- Elbert Roy “Al” McConnell, age 90, died Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Brown’s Nursing Home in Statesboro.

He was born in Hammond, IN on September 11, 1927 to Alma Watts and Maron McConnell.

He was educated in public schools in Hammond and Perdue University. He was a Tooling Engineer for Rockwell and Brooks Instruments in Statesboro for 59 years. He was a Boy Scout leader for 18 years and a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and member of Millen Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Norman McConnell, and two nephews.

Visitation was Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 at from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 (today) at the Millen Baptist Church with Revs. Perry Hearn, Dallas Wilson, and Brad Asbury officiating. Burial to follow in the Millen Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jack Todd, Wes Kicklighter, Darrel Clifton, Kenny McElveen, Charles Oliver, Bobby Walker, Michael Bolton, and Shane Nesbitt.

Honorary Pallbearers were former employees of Rockwell and Brooks Instruments

Survivors include his wife of 32 years Shelvy Jean McConnell; daughter, JoEllen Gantt of Woodstock; two sons, Timothy W. Frawley (Debbie) of Millen and David R. McConnell of Manchester, TN; a sister, Alice Robinson of Hammond, IN; 12 grandchildren, Whitney Frawley of Pooler, Taylor Frawley (Crisalyn) of Millen, Tori Frawley (Evan Brower) of Sylvania, Mindy Gantt, Rhett Kicklighter, and Laura Atwater (Blake) of Atlanta, Brittany, Dillon, and Ryan McConnell of Manchester, TN, Skylar Bragg (Justin), Jessie Aaron (Wesley) of Millen, and Jennifer Chambers of Waynesboro; nine great-grandchildren, Mikala, Coleman, and Sutton Frawley, Bennett Atwater, Wyatt Hall, Paisley McConnell, Aidan and McKinley Bragg and Paisley Aaron..

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Brown’s Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center Christmas Fund of Statesboro, GA.

Crowe-Fields Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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