August 11, 1929-
September 10, 2013
Columbus, GA- L C "Papa"Elder 84 of 2010 Warm Springs Road, Columbus entered into eternal rest Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Magnolia Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born August 11, 1929 in Bullock County, Alabama, the son of Ike Elder, Jr. and Phoebe Barnes. L C was preceded in death by his devoted wife Ida Elder. He gave himself to Christ early in life and was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church, (Bullock County) Fitzpatrick, AL where he faithfully served as a Deacon until his health declined in 2009. "PaPa" retired from Tom's Food in Columbus, GA in 1991, worked part-time for the Muscogee County Sheriff Department as a court room bailiff for several years after his retirement. "PaPa's" family left to celebrate and cherish the beautiful memories of his life and his legacy are his two sons; Lawrence (Cynthia) Elder of Ellenwood, GA and Anthony (Lynda) Elder of Columbus, GA; A devoted daughter Mary Elder Boyd (Ronald) Lithia Springs, GA. His loving siblings; Ben Elder, Orlando, FL, Lois Kiser, Montgomery, AL, Irie Elder Columbus, GA and Parris Elder, Troy, AL. "Papa's" grandchildren; J. Courtney (Shatavia) Elder, Brandon (Sheila) Elder, Justin Elder and Nicholas Elder all of Atlanta, GA. "Papa's" Great Grandchildren; Makayla Elder, Jalen Elder, Landon Elder and Zoe Elder. Visitation will be held today, Friday, September 13, 2013 from 1:00PM-7:00PM with the family receiving friends at 6:00PM at Hill-Watson-People's Funeral Service LLC, 2919 Hamilton Road, Columbus. Homegoing services will be held Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11:00AM (CST) at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 658 Old Union Road, Fitzpatrick, AL 36029. The processional will depart 2001 Forestwood Drive, Columbus, Saturday at 10:00AM EST.