Gary Douglas

March 23, 1963 - March 15, 2020

Gary Douglas Elam, age 56, passed away March 15, 2020.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 18, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Spry-Williams Funeral Home.  The funeral will follow at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Phillip Skipworth officiating.  Burial will be at Greenview Cemetery.

He was a 1981 graduate of Coffee High School.

Mr. Elam was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Elam; mother, Della Elam; and brother, Larry Wylie.  Survivors include his wife, Lori Elam; children, Jasmyn Belcher, Denver Elam and Dalton Elam; siblings, Wilma Watson, Peggy Lujan, Shirley Quigley (Ken) and Paula Elam; nephews, Kyle Elam Morris and Shannon Peck; and nieces, Ladonna Gautney and Sherri Harrison.

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March 18, 2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


1950 Helton Drive, Florence, AL 35630, USA

March 18, 2020 11:00 am

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March 18, 2020
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March 18, 2020 1:00 pm

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Greenview Memorial Gardens

March 18, 2020
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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3657 Old Chisholm Rd, Florence, AL 35633, USA

March 18, 2020 2:00 pm

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16 Comments on “Gary Douglas Elam”

  1. Rest In Peace 🙏You will be greatly missed! It brought a smile to see your Facebook posts. Prayers for the family!

  2. I will miss the Facebook messages from you. You were a great friend and teammate at UNA. I know you will be missed but I know you are sitting next to our father Jesus Christ. I pray for the family for God to comfort them.

  3. So sad to here of this news. Such a shock. May God bless your journey. Prayers for Lori and the children.

  4. So sorry to learn of garys’ passing
    Rip brotha. Prayers for his family. Didn’t know gary for very long time but, long enough to know that he was a Great guy.

  5. I was honored to have Gary in my life and call him my friend since I was 14. Frankie and him are in heaven having a great time. Gary was a kind big soul who loved his family and we loved having as a part of our family.

  6. My deepest sympathy for the family. Gary and I met when he was working at Hutcheson Medical Center in Ft. Oglethorpe ,Ga. I worked in the ER and him in X-ray. We became friends both with similar sense of humor that you have to have working in Healthcare. He was a great guy and he will be missed.

  7. I am so shocked and saddened by this news. My prayers are for Lori and Jasmyn, Denver and Dalton . I am so sorry for your loss.
    I have many , many fond memories of times spent with all of you. At work and at play.
    Rest In Peace , Gary. Prayers for all the family

  8. So sorry to hear of your passing. When I saw your pic a smile came to my face. We used to have good times. Lori so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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