Charles Horton Elmore
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CONCORD - Charles Horton Elmore, 70, of 546 Dogwood St., S.E., died Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast following his battle with ALS, which was complicated by pneumonia.
Born May 2, 1938, in Mercer County, W.Va., Mr. Elmore was a son of the late Clarence Horton Elmore and Lola Beatrice (Belle) Elmore. A graduate of Bluefield High School, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and National Guard reserves. Although Charles enjoyed his work at Qualex and the City of Concord, he found his true calling working with Greyhound Rescue.
Charles and Judy have been involved with Greyhound adoptions for over 13 years. Their Greyhounds were named Eddie and Ginnie. Their chosen family was Greyhound Friends of North Carolina and Greyhound Crossroads of South Carolina, where the time given to promote the adoption of retired Greyhounds brought endless joy and the joy of his chosen family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Judy (Sherwood) Elmore of the home; son David S. Elmore and wife Michelle of Perkinston, Miss.; grandchildren Maritza and Jacob; aunt Billie Whittaker of Princeton, W.Va.; sister Betty Winfield of West Milton, Ohio; nephew Russell Winfield and wife Debbie; niece Candace Goodall and husband Joe of Ohio; sister-in-law Sue Ward and husband Ken of Zionsville; nephew Jared Ward and wife Crystal of Boone; niece Megan Ward of Boone; Greyhounds Eddie and Ginnie; longtime friends Thomas Brown and wife Debbie of concord, Phil Sanders of Comer, Ga., David Scattergood of Cornelius and Suzy Fincannon and husband Steve of Cornelius; and adopted mother Mary Sanders of Harrisburg.
Visitation and Service: 12-1:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 at Hartsell Funeral Home in Concord followed by a Memorial Service at 2 p.m.
Memorials: In keeping with his love of Greyhound Rescue, memorials would be appreciated to GFNC (www.greyhounds.com) or Greyhounds Crossroads (www.greyhoundcrossroads.com.
Hartsell Funeral Home in Concord is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com.
Hartsell Funeral Home - Concord
460 Branchview Dr, NE Concord, NC 28025
Published in Salisbury Post on Jan. 7, 2009