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Howard Winfred Elder

SoVaNow.com / June 25, 2012
Howard Winfred Elder, 70, of 2091 Jennings Lane, Nathalie passed away peacefully Saturday, June 23, 2012 at his home with his family by his side. He was the husband of Brenda Ashby Elder.

He was born March 4, 1942 in Halifax County, a son of the late Willie David Elder and Minnie Singleton Elder. He was a member of Childrey Baptist Church for many years and recently attended Staunton River Community Church, a retired employee of the former Burlington Industries Klopman Mills in Hurt for 35 years as a machinist and special projects mechanic. He enjoyed farming, gardening and building things. He was an avid race car fan and loved old tractors and especially his Oliver and Fords. He was known as a talented inventor, mechanic, and fabricator.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, James Howard Elder and his wife Christy of Nathalie; one daughter, Catina E Morris and her husband Allen of Rustburg; four grandchildren, Dylan Napier and Brittany Morris of Rustburg, Cooper Elder and Jackson Elder, of Nathalie; three sisters, Beatrice Fears of Danville, Minnie Weatherford of Richmond, and Estella Guill of Nathalie

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Barkley Junior Elder, James Elder, Arthur Elder and Roy Elder; three sisters, Velma Mae Hall Moorefield, Susie Tanksley, and Hazel Butler.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Childrey Baptist Church, Brookneal by the Rev. Andy Ferguson and the Rev. Jerry Stanfield with interment to follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m., Monday at Finch & Finch Funeral and Cremation Service, Altavista and other times at the residence.

The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider The American Cancer Society, 2316 Atherholt Rd., Room B-106, Lynchburg, VA 24501 or Staunton River Community Church building fund P. O. Box 1123 Brookneal, VA 24528.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.finchandfinchfuneralservice.com .

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