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James Edward Elder

April 29, 1921 August 16, 2016
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Obituary for James Edward Elder

James Edward "Eddie" Elder, age 95, of rural Golconda, IL passed away August 16, 2016 at Rosiclare Nursing and Rehab in Rosiclare, IL.

He was born April 29, 1921 in the Renshaw Community of Pope County, IL to Mack D. and Delsie (Campbell) Elder. He married Frances L. Cletcher January 20, 1949, and she preceded him in death on November 12, 2001. He was a U.S. Navy WWII Veteran. He was a Gunner’s Mate 3rd class on the USS Wharton (AP-7). He was a member of the Homberg Baptist Church. He was a farmer and a retired school bus driver for Pope County School Unit 1.

He is survived by the children of Ruth and Fred Bates, Wanda Bowman, Linda (Chuck) Mennrick, Helen (David) Platt, Dean Swinford; the children of Helen and Harold Peak, Dwain (Kathy) Peak, Pam Murphy, Bobby (Twyla) Peak; many great nieces and nephews; great great nieces and nephews; other extended family and many, many friends.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by father and mother in law, R.O. and Lois (Robbs) Cletcher; sister and brother in law, Ruth and Fred Bates; sisters and brothers in law, J.W. and Mildred Cletcher, C.W. and Jean Cletcher, Harold and Helen Peak; niece, Alice Swinford; nephew, Van Bowman.

Funeral service will be 11:00 am on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville, IL. Interment will follow at the IOOF Cemetery in Golconda, IL. Bro. Toby Williams and Bro. Kevin Richerson will conduct the service. Visitation will be from 6-8pm on Friday, August 19, 2016 and 10:00 am until time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to: Homberg Baptist Church 433 State HWY 145N, Simpson, IL 62985

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Visitation

Friday

19

Aug

6:00 PM 8/19/2016 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/19/2016 8:00:00 PM
Aly Funeral Home - Eddyville

1099 State Hwy 145 North
PO Box 69
Eddyville, IL 62928

Aly Funeral Home - Eddyville
1099 State Hwy 145 North Eddyville 62928 IL
United States

Visitation

Saturday

20

Aug

10:00 AM 8/20/2016 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/20/2016 11:00:00 AM
Aly Funeral Home - Eddyville

1099 State Hwy 145 North
PO Box 69
Eddyville, IL 62928

Aly Funeral Home - Eddyville
1099 State Hwy 145 North Eddyville 62928 IL
United States

Service

Saturday

20

Aug

11:00 AM 8/20/2016 11:00:00 AM
Aly Funeral Home - Eddyville

1099 State Hwy 145 North
PO Box 69
Eddyville, IL 62928

Aly Funeral Home - Eddyville
1099 State Hwy 145 North Eddyville 62928 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

IOOF Cemetery Final Resting Place

Rosalee Street
Golconda, IL 62938

Rosalee Street Golconda 62938 IL
United States
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