COMMERCE – Sarah Frances Elrod, 81, passed away at her residence Tuesday, October 30, 2012.
She was the daughter of the late Jesse L. Richey Sr. and Bertie Martin Richey. Mrs. Elrod was preceded in death by her husband, Ben T. Elrod.
Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Lopez, Commerce; son-in-law, Tony Lopez, who was taking care of her during her declining health; granddaughter, Kristin (Oscar) Diaz, Nicholson; grandson, Dustin (Shannon) Dalton, Stone Mountain; great-granddaughters, Chloe and Lily-Kate Diaz; two sisters, Faye Smith, Buford, and Martha Smith, Commerce; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, November 1, at 11 a.m. at the Nicholson Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Duncan officiating.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.