Elywon married JoEtta Gordon on Jan. 23, 1958 . She preceded him in death on Oct. 2, 1990. Elywon married Shirley Finch Lott on July 11, 1996.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Hughes, of Searcy, Ark.; two daughters, Dana Jo Jackson and her husband, Jerry, of Dexter, Mo., and Ann Baldwin and her husband, Travis, of Little Rock, Ark.; four grandchildren, Holly Jo Engle and her husband, Clint, of Gulfport, Miss., Hannah Wallace, of Dexter, and Morgan and Mackenzie Baldwin, both of Little Rock; one brother, Freylon Hughes, of Searcy; mother-in-law, Ruby Gordon, of Risco, Mo., and other relatives and many friends.
Elywon was preceded in death by two brothers in infancy.
Elywon began his teaching and coaching career in Paris, Ark., in 1957, moving to Kennett in 1968 where he continued to teach PE and coached basketball and football until his retirement in 1988.
Elywon was of Searcy, Arkansas and formerly of Paris, Arkansas and Kennett, Missouri.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., today, Tuesday, Jan. 25, at McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26 at Slicer Street Church of Christ in Kennett with Mr. Johnny Hester officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers are Mike Hunter, Alan Bradley, Randy Carter, Mark Wallace, Bentley Allen and Marlin Davis.
Honorary pallbearers are Marvin Speight, Spec Breed, Charles Ray Hughes, Sonny Scott, Guy Fenter, Vernon Shourd, Dennis Smithson, Brent Carr and Dennis Nail.
Memorials may be made to Relay for life Survivor Care givers Team, P.O. Box 56 Higginson, Arkansas 72068
On line condolences may be made at www.mcdanielfuneralservice.com.