HAZLETON, Ind. -- Gordon Cunningham Elliott, 73, died at 8:06 a.m.  Thursday at his home.  He had owned and operated Elliott's Grocery & Hardware Store in Hazleton  for 17 years.  He was a former employee of Chrysler Corp., and had worked for Louisville  Tin and Stove Co. for 20 years.  He was a member of Shiloh Methodist Church, International Order of Odd  Fellows No. 389, Hazleton Order of the Eastern Star, Gibson Masonic Lodge No.  420 F. & A. M., Hadi Shrine and Scottish Rite, both of Evansville, and  American Legion Post 114.  He was a World War II Air Force veteran.  Surviving are his wife of 49 years, the former Margaret Ann Caniff; a  daughter, Cassandra Lee Budden of Indianapolis; two sons, Gordon 'Cary'  Elliott of Georgia and James Curtner Elliott of Tennessee; a brother, Jerald  'Curtner' Elliott of Oakland City; three grandchildren and two  great-granddaughters; and nieces and nephews.  Arrangements are pending at Kendall Funeral Home in Princeton.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American  Cancer Society.