Elias Saleeby

Elias G. Saleeby died Wednesday, Oct. 20 of natural causes after several months of failing health. A loving father and family man, he spent most of his adult life as a restaurateur in Wilson after serving as a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vadith Ozella Saleeby; and sons, Michael and Jerry Saleeby.
He is survived by his two sons, Jim Menefee of St. Michaels, Md, and Joe Menefee of Daton, Ohio as well as his brother, Richard Saleeby and sister Samera Saeeby Hayhurst, both of Raleigh, NC.
Visitation will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24 at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Marty Sebbins officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Thomas-Yelverton at Evergreen Memorial Park 2704 Nash St., N. Online condolences can be made at www.thomasyelverton.com.