Mrs. Elrod died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at Habersham Home West.
Born Oct. 18, 1927, in Habersham County, she was a daughter of the late Tom B. and Cora Mae Morris Gerrin. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Buford Lee “Tom” Elrod; son-in-law, Carl Enos Tart; grandson, Nicky Lee Elrod; and sisters, Pearl Fortenberry and Ethel Buffington. Mrs. Elrod was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Mrs. Elrod was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and was retired from the textile industry. She worked with both Habersham Mills and Regal Textile. Mrs. Elrod was an avid country music fan who enjoyed vacationing at the beach and traveling.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, the Rev. Ricky Lee and Jeannine Elrod of Cornelia; daughter, Ann Tart of Demorest; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Johnny Benfield of Cleveland; grandchildren and spouses, Rhonda and James Butterworth, Sherry Benfield, the Rev. Terry and Tammy Benfield, Ryan and Tara Elrod; great-grandchildren, Neil Davis, Justin Benfield, MaKayla Benfield and Rylee Elrod.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia was in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
January 27, 2012