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Ira Elam


Ira Elam Services: 3 p.m. Thursday at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Ira A. "Buster" Elam, 92, died Sunday, April 16, 2006, in the VA Regional Medical Center in Albuquerque. Mr. Elam was born Aug. 3, 1913, in Bond County, Ill. He had been a long-time resident of Tucumcari. He was a retired mechanic. In his early days, he worked on the railroad. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He attended the First Christian Church. Mr. Elam was preceded in death by his wife, Flo Elam, in 2002; two brothers and one sister. Mr. Elam is survived by two sons C. J. "Jack" (wife Maria) Elam of Tucumcari and R.W. Hubert of Florida; two daughters, M. Jill Hopper of Albuquerque and Phyllis Elam of New Baltimore, Mich.; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Jim Witcher will officiate services. Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari.
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