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Area Deaths - Nov. 9, 2013

Mrs. Ollie R. Elam

Mrs. Ollie R. Elam, age 96 of Jonesboro, passed away, Nov. 7, 2013. She was born on Jan. 31, 1917 in Kentucky. She is survived by her children, Gayle Jarrells of Jonesboro, Bertley (Sheila) Marcum of Jonesboro, Michael Lee Marcum of Jonesboro; 3 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in the chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. the day of the service. Entombment will be at Fairview Memorial Gardens. Pastor Danny L. Henderson will officiate. In lieu of flowers make contributions to: Tapestry Hospice Foundation, 1335 McDonough Parkway, McDonough, Ga., 30253 or call 770-692-5115. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/ Stockbridge 770-210-2700. www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com

Gloria Mayse McElhanon

Gloria Mayse McElhanon, of Jonesboro, passed away Nov. 5, 2013, at the age of 83. Gloria, “Mrs. Mac,” is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Sharon McElroy of Mobile, Ala. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law; Terri and Larry Clevenger of Houston, Texas, Donna and Larry Brown of Forsyth, Ga., and her sister, Debbie Gros of Castor, LA. Her legacy is continued on through her grandchildren; Michael McElroy, Brandon Clevenger, Ashlyn Shoup, Eric Brown, Dennis Brown, Andrew Clevenger, Laura Tangedahl, and 10 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband; Don McElhanon. “Mrs. Mac” was loved by many children throughout her years working as a dedicated Day Care Director. She received numerous awards through her work with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and was an active member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home. Interment will be at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family received friends, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., and Saturday Nov. 9, 2013 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations in her name be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association National Headquarters 3300 East Sunrise Dr. Tucson, AZ 85718, 520-529-2000. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/ Stockbridge 770-210-2700. www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com.