Dr. Tom Ely Obituary

Thomas H. Ely(’63), 78, of Douglas, GA passed away June 15, 2020. He is survived by wife Sarah Grisso Ely (’63), daughter Elizabeth Woodruff (Wayne) and sister Maria Jane Ely Warren(’75). He is preceded in death by parents Thomas Harrison Southgate Ely (’35) and Barbara Dixon Ely Embree. Tom and Maria were 3rd generation E&H alumni and Tom and Sarah met at E&H. 

Born in Roanoke, VA he grew up in Jonesville, VA. He graduated from Emory & Henry College, VA, received his masters from Vanderbilt University and obtained his PhD from the University of Alabama. As a college professor, he taught biology, microbiology and anatomy and physiology. He retired from South Georgia State College, Douglas, GA.