James Birath Ely
James Birath Ely, 86 of rural Akron, and formerly of the Argos community died at 7:52 a.m. April 21, 2023, at his residence.
He was born on June 19, 1936.
In 1977 he married Geraldine Merriman; she preceded him in 2013.
James is survived by his children – Jackie Mace and husband Rob of Akron, and Jim Ely and wife Gloria of Argos; four grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; and brother Paul Ely and wife Dorothy of Tennessee.
Arrangements have been entrusted with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.