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Posted by: Nancy Petersen (ID *****3235) Date: January 23, 2012 at 15:33:27
In Reply to: WILBUR F. ELDER, DILLSBORO PARENTS by don sturm of 2779

Another obit for this family, with more names,
including Wilber

Marvey L. Elder
Born: April 27, 1923
Died: June 17, 2008
June 20, 2008 at 9:00 AM
"Marvey entered this life on April 27, 1923 in a log cabin near Bear Branch, Indiana, the son of William Jennings & Maude Holbert Elder. He attended school at Bear Branch then graduated from Dillsboro High School with honors. He was inducted into the United States Army on January 18, 1943, rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant, serving during World War II in the Company B 341st Infantry. He fought in Central Europe and the Pacific Theater and was honorably discharged on February 22, 1946 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, receiving the American Theatre Ribbon; the EAME with one bronze star; the Asiatic Pacific Theater; Good Conduct Medal; and the World War II Victory Medal. He was united in marriage in 1947 to Adaleen Auxier Elder. He was employed for many years as a Journeyman Electrician with Union Local 369 in Louisville, Kentucky, retiring in 1988 from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was a member of the Olive Branch Baptist Church
near Bear Branch, Indiana. He was also a member of the Amvets Post #10 where he was a charter member; a member of the Moose Lodge; and was a life member of VFW Post 5584. He enjoyed traveling the United States especially Out West. He enjoyed eating out with family and friends, reading Louis LaMour Books, riding and fixing motorcycles. Marvey died Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 12:25 pm at the Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg, Indiana.
Mr. Elder will be missed by his loving daughters: LuAnn Althoff & her husband: Steven of Hanover, Indiana; Linda Welch Hawsey & her husband: Robert of Thonotosassa, Florida; his adopted daughter: Vickie Burton of Madison, Indiana; his daughter in law: Juanita Elder of Marietta, Georgia; his brothers: William Elder, Vernon Elder, & Larry Elder all of Dillsboro, Indiana; his sisters: Elsie Widing of Jupiter, Florida and Mary Opal Scott of Dillsboro, Indiana; his grandchildren: Matthew, Mark, Julie Ann, David Michael, Cami, Coti, Shawn, Jessica, Jaime & Anthony; 13 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews & other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents: William Jennings & Maude Holbert Elder; his wife: Adaleen Auxier Elder, died May 7, 1964; his son: John Marvin Elder died 1999; his companion: Deloris Hunter; his brothers: James, Gordon & Wilbur Elder; his sisters: Freda Elder, Jessie Smith & Margaret Baker.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 20, 2008 at 9:00 am by Pastor Troy Hedges at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Chapel, 1415 North Gate Road in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery with full military honors conducted by Jefferson Post 9, of the American Legion.
Friends may call Thursday from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm and Friday from 8:00 am - 8:45 am at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to Resident Activities Fund at Hickory Creek of Scottsburg. Cards are available at the funeral home.

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