Hoyle Dean Elliott MARION Mr. Hoyle Dean Elliott, 74, of Marion, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at his residence. A native of McDowell County, Mr. Elliott was born Aug. 24, 1939 and was a son of the late Spencer O'Connor Elliott and Cora Gouge Elliott. Mr. Elliott started his career with J.B. Brooks Electric and retired as an electrician and business owner. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Preceding Mr. Elliott in death was his wife, Mona Lee Ricketts Elliott; and a son, Scott Elliott. Left to cherish Mr. Elliott's memory are five children, Donna Willis and husband, Doug, of Marion, Marty Elliott and wife, Danya, of Sugar Hill, Deanna Moody and husband, Larry, of Madison, Va., Larry Elliott of Buck Creek and Spencer Elliott of Buck Creek; one brother, Hoyt Elliott of Buck Creek; two sisters, Ernestine Moody and Regina Elliott, both of Morganton; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Thursday, Jan. 23, at 3 p.m. with the Revs. Johnny Johnson and Ronnie Gentry officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., prior to the service, at the funeral home. Interment will be in McDowell Memorial Park, with military honors provided by the U.S. Army from Fort Bragg. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park #1, Asheville, NC 28801. Words of comfort may be shared online at www.westmoreland funeralhome.com.