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ELMER LEE ALEXANDER, 84 ROCKFORD - Elmer Lee Alexander, 84, of Rockford departed this earthly life Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, in Prescott, Ark. He was born Oct. 4, 1928, in Rosston, Ark., the son of Charlie and Augusta Alexander. Elmer lived more than 60 years in Rockford, coming from Arkansas. He married the former Erma Jackson on Dec. 17, 1954, in Rockford, she preceded him in death. Elmer was a member of Providence Baptist Church, formerly serving on the trustee board. He was a former member of New Direction Baptist Church where he served as chairman of the trustee board. He was a member of the Welcome Star Lodge 36 . Elmer was a sergeant employed 19 years by the Winnebago County Sheriff Department as a jailer, retiring in 1993, he also worked part-time for many years at Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home. He attended Nevada County and Rosston High School. Elmer Lee, leaves to cherish many loving memories, son, Rickey Alexander; daughters, Sarah Ann McGhee and Erma Simmons; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; bro-ther, Jake (Beulah) Alexander; sister, Essie Sockwell; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Predeceased by his parents; wife; sons, Elmer Jr., and Kevin Alexander; and daughter, Cassie "Fannie" Lilly. Special thanks to Sharon Hutcherson, Sally and Roger Muldrow, Mary Jean Box, James and Linda Horton, Captain, John Renfro, William L. Brewer and the Ponds family, for all of your patience and loving care. Service at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Providence Baptist Church, 2209 Clifton Ave.; with visitation from 9 a.m. to time of service; Pastor DeCarto Draper officiating. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements completed by Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home, 2429 W. State St.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2013
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