BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - Entered into rest Friday, February 16, 2007, at University Hospital, Mr. Robert Lee McElmurray, Jr., 91. Mr. McElmurray was a native and life long resident of Beech Island, SC. He was a lifetime farmer and served as Magistrate of Beech Island for 2 terms. He was a member of the Historic First Baptist Church of Beech Island and former member of Beech Island Agricultural Club. Family members include his sister-in-law: Louise McElmurray (Mrs. Richard P.); nieces and nephews: James A. McElmurray, Jr. (Jackie), J. Nolan McElmurray (Glennis), Janet A. McElmurray, Marion Golden (Wanda), Kenneth R. Golden (Linda), Parker S. Golden, James M. Golden, Leland V. Golden (Susan), Joseph Lee Golden (Sarah), John S. Golden (Ellen), Sandra Rich, Tommy Clark, Alice Hermann (Dick), David Miles, Susan M. Firetag (Gerald), Linda M. Hughes (Ed) and Jeri M. Richard (Andy). Mr. McElmurray was preceded in death by his parents: Robert Lee McElmurray, Sr. and Josephine Parker McElmurray; brothers and sisters: Richard Parker McElmurray, Charlotte Elizabeth (Libby) Golden; Emma Josephine McElmurray, Mary Gertrude (Trudy) Clark; James Anderson McElmurray and Sara Alice Miles. Funeral services will be held at Beech Island First Baptist Church, Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Frank Hyder officiating. Pallbearers will be nephews. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Private graveside services will be in the McElmurray Family Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Historic First Baptist Church of Beech Island, 170 Church Rd., Beech Island, SC 29842. Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484.
The Augusta Chronicle-February 20, 2007