Charles Edwin “Charlie” Elliott of Brady, former youth minister at First Baptist Church in Midland, died Jan. 19. He was 77. Elliott was born April 8, 1940 in Knox County. He earned his undergraduate degree from Hardin-Simmons University and his Master of Religious Education degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served 38 years as minister of youth and activities at First Baptist Church in Midland. Hardin-Simmons University recognized him with a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2000. For 30 years, he took youth from First Baptist in Midland and their adult sponsors on an annual spring mission trip to Coahuila, Mexico, to conduct Bible schools for children and help start churches. For many years, he also trained college students to lead Christian day camps in small towns across Texas. This summer would have marked his 50th year to provide children’s activities at an annual camp in Paisano Baptist Encampment near Alpine. For 13 years, he was a deacon, Sunday school teacher and leader of missions education for boys at First Baptist Church in Brady. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Jane Cope Elliott; sons Michael Elliott and John Elliott of Midland and Danny Elliott of Fredericksburg; and 10 grandchildren.