Effie Newson Eley

Published 5:00 am Thursday, May 7, 2009

Services for Effie Newson Eley, of Brookhaven, formerly ofMonticello, are 1 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Quinn’s Temple Church ofGod in Christ in Monticello with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 1 until 6 p.m. at WilliamsMortuary.

Mrs. Eley, 87, died May 5, 2009, at Countrybrook Living Center.She was born in Lawrence County on Jan. 13, 1922, to John Newsonand Prudence Stovall Newson.

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She was retired. She was a member of Quinn’s Temple Church ofGod in Christ.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Levie EleySr.; a daughter, Martha Hill; her sons, Levie Eley Jr. and JohnEley; her three grandchildren; and several brothers andsisters.

Survivors are her daughters, Johnnie Holloway, Ethel Johnson andhusband, Eddie, and Ida Pearl Eley, all of Monticello; her sons,Leroy Eley, Nathaniel Eley and wife, Avenell, Ernest Eley andBooker T. Eley, all of Monticello; a sister, Betty Maye, of Topeka;her 62 grandchildren; her 129 great-grandchildren; and her 14great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, otherrelatives and friends.