Andrew “Drew” Beall Elliott
Published 3:02 am Thursday, April 29, 2021
Mr. Andrew “Drew” Beall Elliott, 74, a resident of Luverne, Alabama, passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, April 26, 2021. Funeral services for Mr. Elliott was held at 2 PM on Wednesday, April 28th, at the Luverne United Methodist Church with Rev. Dunford Cole officiating. Interment followed in Luverne Emmaus Cemetery with Turners Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Elliott was a proud member of the Luverne High School Class of 1965, where he was an All-State football player who also lettered for 3 years in football, basketball, and baseball. He later earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Livingston University in 1970. While he was there, he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity where he was their pledge trainer. He worked in several different industries over the years before finally retiring from CECO Construction Company. He was also a member of the Rutledge United Methodist Church, and served with the Alabama Air Guard.
In his free time, Mr. Elliott enjoyed a range of activities from fishing to drag racing, but his absolute favorite over the years was golfing. He was also a talented guitar player, preferring the classic rock sounds of The Eagles and Jimmy Buffet. On Saturdays in the fall, he could always be found cheering on his favorite college football team, the Auburn Tigers. Ultimately, Mr. Elliott was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. He loved spending time with his family, especially teaching his grandsons how to play golf. They will all cherish the memories they made with him over the years.
Mr. Elliott was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Duncan & Virginia Beall Elliott; brother, Roy Scott Elliott; and sister-in-law, Debbie Smith. He is survived by his loving wife, Deidre Brown Elliott; two children, Jon Elliott and Meredith Sullivan; five grandchildren, Peyton Elliott, Ashton Elliott, Blaine Sullivan, Presley Sullivan, and Parker Sullivan; sister-in-law, Laura Elliott; two brothers-in-law, Doug (Rita) Brown and Danny (Kim) Brown; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.
Active pallbearers were Doug Brown, Danny Brown, Daniel Brown, Ryan Brown, Austin Brown, and Sam Brown. Billy King, Jimmy Norman, Ray Hilburn, Willie Hilburn, and Donald Hilburn served as honorary pallbearers.