Doyle F. Elrod, 91, formerly of 700 Gaines St. and widower of Eunice H. Elrod, died Saturday, March 1, 2008 at the Anderson Medical Center. A life-long resident of Central, he was the son of the late McSwain and Bertha Stephens Elrod. He was employed by Cannon Mills for 51 years and was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church where he was the church school sperintendent and church treasurer for many years. He was also a Mason for 60 years, serving as Worship Master and other offices and also as District Deputy Grand Master for the 16th district and he was a life member of the Clemson Eastern Star. He was a charter member of the Central Lion's Club. He enjoyed working in his flower garden.
He is survived by a sister: Maxine Spearman, a brother, Tony Elrod and sister-in-laws Flora Elrod and Sue Goodman. In addition to his wife he is predeceased by sisters: Lois James, Vivian Kelley, Eunice Green, Gladys Blanton and brothers, Dennis and J.W. Elrod.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 2pm in the chapel of Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home with burial to follow in Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-2pm prior to the service. Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Sterling House, 131 Vickery Drive, Central, SC 29630.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central-Clemson Commons, which is assisting the family.