Mr. Bruce Elrod, age 84 of Pendergrass, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
Mr. Elrod was born in Jackson County, the second youngest son of John and Eula Whitehead Elrod. He was a lifetime member and Deacon of the Pendergrass Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a farmer and was retired from the Jefferson Post Office where he was a rural route carrier. He loved, and was loved, by his dog, Susie. He was preceded in death by his brother, Edward Elrod; sisters, Geraldine Elrod, Grace Elrod Benson and Martha Lee Elrod Sheridan; sister-in-law, Annie Laura Elrod; and brother-in-law, H.M. Benson.
Survivors include: nephews, Dennis Elrod of Pendergrass, Donald Sheridan of Commerce, Reginald Sheridan of Buford; niece, Diane Reed of Gainesville; special friend, Hazel Carter of Commerce; and friends at Bentley Assisted Living.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 5 from the Pendergrass Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Jenkins and Rev. Ripp Goss officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Barry King, Joe McMullan, Stephen Greeson, Benny Stansel, Henry Underwood and Don Cole honored as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 4 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorials to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering at Pendergrass Baptist Church, c/o Linda McMullan, 1405 Glenn Abby Lane, Talmo, Georgia 30575.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in BarrowCountyNews from Apr. 3 to May 2, 2013