Joel Elmore Jeffers was born September 6, 1895 in South Carolina, the son of Joel Jeffers and Lucy Hayes Jeffers.
as a four-year-old, male, single, white, son. Also in the home was his father Joel E. Jeffers; his mother, Lucy Jeffers; siblings, Lillie Jeffers, Hallie Jeffers; and his maternal grandmother Rebecca Hays.
as a fourteen-year-old, male, single, white, son. Also in the home was his father, Joseph Jeffers; his mother, Lucy Jeffers; and brother, Halley Jeffers.
According to United States census reported on May 7, 1940, Elmore Jeffers (44), owned a home in Wateree Township, Kershaw County, South Carolina, with his wife, Carrie Belle Jeffers (44), and their children; James Jeffers (20) and Bobbie Jeffers (10). All family members were born in South Carolina and lived in the same house on April 1, 1935. Elmore Jeffers was a farm operator on a farm and James Jeffers was a helper on the farm.
On December 10, 1951, Mr. J. E. Jeffers was listed as the paternal grandfather in the obituary of Donald Gene Jeffers.
On October 4, 1959, Elmore Jeffers was listed in the newspaper article “Concord Baptist Homecoming Day is Postponed.”
CAMDEN (Special) – Funeral services for J. Elmore Jeffers, 64, were conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 4, 1959, from Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church at Blaney by the Rev. Mr. Cannon, assisted by the Rev. George E. Walker. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Jeffers was found dead lying in two feet of water in the Wateree Swamp at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, October 3, after an all night search by the Camden Rescue Squad and law enforcement officers.
The cause of death was determined by an autopsy report as heart attack, officials said Sunday.
The family had reported that the Kershaw County farmer had gone hunting in the swamp Friday morning and they became uneasy about him late Friday night.
He was the son of the late Joel Jeffers and Lucy Hayes Jeffers. He had farmed and raised cattle in the Doby Pond Community all his life.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Carrie Neeley Jeffers of Blaney; four sons, Howell Jeffers and James Jeffers of Lugoff, David Jeffers and Robert Jeffers of Blaney; one daughter, Mrs. Woodrow Goff of Lugoff; one brother, H. T. Jeffers of Columbia; one sister, Mrs. Burell Branham of Lugoff; 26 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
On October 7, 1959, J. Elmore Jeffers was listed in the newspaper article “No Foul Play.“
On October 7, 2002, Elmoe Jeffers was listing as the deceased father in the obituary of Howell Jeffers.
On February 15, 2010, Elmore Joel Jeffers was listing as the deceased father in the obituary of Lessie Jeffers Goff.