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Dr. Lloyd Elliott, Jr.

Dr. Lloyd Elliott, Jr.

Author: Teresa Lee/Friday, March 31, 2017/Categories: Obituaries

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Dr. Lloyd Elliott, Jr. passed away on February 13, 2017 just days after his 50th birthday. Growing up on a hog farm in Estill Springs, Tennessee, Dr. Elliott learned to appreciate nature and animals. His parents and extended family fostered a desire to explore, to excel, to discover how things work, to laugh, to follow God and to respect himself and his neighbor. Dr. Elliott was the son of the late Virginia Smith Elliott and Lloyd Elliott, Sr. who survives in Estill Springs, Tennessee. A stillborn sister predeceased Dr. Elliott. His wife and soul mate is Laura Benton Pulliam Elliott. Their twin sons are Ben and Jack Elliott, high school seniors who were able to have a graduation ceremony in Franklin’s hospital on one of the last days of their father’s life. Simpson County Schools, the Medical Center at Franklin and countless businesses and friends pitched in to create a touching ceremony that shows off the best of what makes a small town a true community. Dr. Elliott worked at Crocker Animal Hospital for 25 years. He graduated from Franklin County High School in Winchester, Tennessee and from the University of Tennessee as an undergrad and a veterinarian. Lloyd was active in Sulphur Spring Baptist Church, where he served and was served in many ways. Dr. Elliott had traveled on mission trips to Eastern Kentucky and Nicaragua, where he used veterinary medicine to share God’s Word. Travels with his family took him to New England, the Pacific Northwest, the American West, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, France, and Morocco, but his favorite place was home. An outpouring of cards for Dr. Elliott’s 50th birthday reinforced how many of God’s creatures- those with two legs and four- appreciated Dr. Elliott’s kindness, professionalism, friendship, flexibility, generosity, resourcefulness and Christian character. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 16 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm at Franklin first Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 1:00pm at First Baptist with burial to follow in Sulphur Spring Cemetery. The family has requested that memorial gifts be made to: Sulphur Spring Baptist Church, POB 462, Franklin, KY 42135, Baptist Medical Dental Mission International, 11 Plaza Dr., Hattiesburg, MS 39402 and/or Camp Joy, POB 111, Brownsville, KY 42210. Online condolences may be made at


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