Obituary of Clidell Elliott
Graveside services for Clidell Wornick Elliott,104, of Troup, will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Union Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cottle Funeral Home, Troup.
Mrs. Elliott was born December 28, 1914, in Milano, Texas, to the late Ibra Terry Wornick and Lilly Pearl Pennington Wornick. She passed away on May 15, 2019 in Troup, TX.
She moved to East Texas in late 1918, with her family and eventually moved to a small farm just outside of Troup, off the Wright City Road (now FM 15) in the early 1920’s. She attended the Sharptop School in the Henry’s Chapel Community until her father convinced school to allow his children to attend school in Troup where she graduated in 1933. She remained on the farm until September 1941, when she moved to Houston.
After working for her sister (Jewel) in cafes in Houston and Pasadena during World War II she began work at Pasadena State Bank. Marrying, George Alton Elliott, Sr., May 15, 1948, she became a housewife for a few years, had a son and then resumed working, this time at San Jacinto State Bank for 27 years until retirement in 1982. She then moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado to be near her son’s family, but returned to Pasadena in 1989 where she lived until 1997, when she moved back to Troup with her son, purchasing property on FM 15 not far from the farm where she grew up.
She is preceded in death by her sisters, Grace Ola Tennison, Della Mae Melton, Gladys Hall, Lula B. Martin and Lilly Jewel Tippit Prather; brothers, Edward Pate “Bud” Wornick, Eugene Terry Wornick, Robert Eucelius “Little Brother” Wornick, Gerald Woodard Wornick and Author Lee “Art” Wornick; step-sons, James Stephen “Jimmy” Elliott Sr., and Wyley Jack Elliott.
Survivors include her son William Robert “Bill” Elliott, Sr., TSgt/USAF ret, Troup, TX; grandson, William Robert “Will” Elliott, Jr., of Myrtle Beach, SC; step-sons, George Alton “Buddy” Elliott, Jr., Waco, TX, Lawrence David Elliott, Harmony Grove, AR; numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2019, prior to the service, at Union Grove Cemetery.