Elmer Colley entered eternal life on Friday, April 19, 1985 at his residence. He was the son of the late William
Pierce and Nora (Jent) Colley. He was born on May 3, 1914, being 70 years, 11 months and 16 days at the time
of his passing.
Elmer was a member of the Goodnews Gospel Church. Surviving is his wife, Martha (Adams) Colley; six sons,
Follace Colley of Commiskey, Indiana, Bill Colley of Indianapolis, Indiana, Von, James, Garland and Gillis, all of
Jeremiah, Kentucky; four daughters, Cornie Adams of Jeremiah, Kentucky, Louise Bear of Whitehouse,
Tennessee, Lola Richardson of Jeremiah, Kentucky, and Norlena York of Whitehouse, Tennessee; one half
brother, Bill Colley of West Virginia; one half sister, Nora Colley of West Virginia; one step sister, Ethel Hall of
Dean, Kentucky; 28 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
He was a coal miner for years and had his right hand cut off running a motor in 1942. Later on he ran a fruit
market for years, raising his family.
Written by his Family.