PENDERGRASS - Bruce Elrod, 84, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
He was born in Jackson County, the second youngest son of John and Eula Whitehead Elrod. Mr. Elrod was a lifetime member and Deacon of the Pendergrass Baptist Church and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a farmer and was retired from the Jefferson Post Office, where he was a rural route carrier. He loved, and was loved, by his dog, Susie. Mr. Elrod was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Elrod; sisters, Geraldine Elrod, Grace Elrod Benson, and Martha Lee Elrod Sheridan; sister-in-law, Annie Laura Elrod; and brother-in-law, H.M. Benson.
Survivors include nephews, Dennis Elrod, Pendergrass, Donald Sheridan, Commerce, and Reginald Sheridan, Buford; niece, Diane Reed, Gainesville; special friend, Hazel Carter, Commerce; and friends at Bentley Assisted Living.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 5, from the Pendergrass Baptist Church with the Revs. Charles Jenkins and Ripp Goss officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Barry King, Joe McMullan, Stephen Greeson, Benny Stansel, Henry Underwood and Don Cole honored as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 4, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorials to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering at Pendergrass Baptist Church, c/o Linda McMullan, 1405 Glenn Abby Ln., Talmo, GA 30575.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com