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Melvin "Randy" Elia

July 11, 1957 — January 20, 2024

England

Melvin "Randy" Elia

Melvin Randal Elia, 66, of England, passed away January 20, 2024.  Randy was born in Moline, Illinois to the late Serena (Kincher) and Dr. Jack Elia, Jr.

Randy was an avid Mississippi State Football fan.  He loved nature and all animals, especially cats.  He liked to feed the stray cats that hung around the church parking lot.

He always asked every cat owner he knew how their cat was doing every time he talked to them.  He and his wife, Donna, have three cats and two of them they rescued.  

 

He loved cars, especially Mustangs and his Mustang Fox Body that he wanted to restore and take to car shows with his wife once they retired. He loved his Bad Boy lawn mower, his wife, and his friends and neighbors and was always available to lend a helping hand when needed for his family and friends.  

 

He and his wife, Donna, were married for 45 years and have lived in Winona, MS, Springfield, Mo, Cleveland, MS and England, AR.  Randy was raised with a strong work ethic and excelled in the steel industry as an estimator with companies in each of those cities.  He was a Vice President at Lexion, Inc.

 

He is survived by his wife, Donna, a sister, Louise Mullins of Starkville, MS, longtime friends Ronnie and Pam Linhard of Ozark, MO, Bobby Bell, Winona MS, and a host of family members and friends that loved and admired him.

 

Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM, followed by a Funeral at 11:00 AM, Friday, January 26, 2024 at First Baptist Church, England, Arkansas.  Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery, Montgomery County, Mississippi on Sunday January 28, 2024.




Local arrangements by Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main Street, North Little Rock, Arkansas  72114.

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Visitation

Friday, January 26, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

England First Baptist Church

201 E Haywood St, England, AR 72046

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Funeral Service

Friday, January 26, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

England First Baptist Church

201 E Haywood St, England, AR 72046

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