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Clay Elrod

Henry Clay Elrod age 82 of Ledbetter, Ky. passed away Saturday June 21, 2014 at 6:34 A.M. at his residence.

Mr. Elrod was born June 18, 1932 in Symsonia, Ky to the late Henry Elrod and Lillie Farmer Elrod Paris. Mr. Elrod was a very active member of the Woodlawn Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He was the founding owner and operator of the Southside Machine Shop where he has been very active since 1979. He leaves behind his wife, Rhoda Sheron James Elrod, two daughters, Hollia Elrod Wortham ( Brent ) of Symsonia, and Hilda Elrod Cronch ( Ronnie )  of Reidland. Step daughter, Crystal Keeling (Randy ) of Symsonia and a stepson, Mark Gamblin (Nancy) of Florida. Five sisters, Edith Carper, Ruby Lewis, June Wyatt all of Benton, KY. Elizabeth Price of Talbott, TN. and Bertha Finch of Paducah. Twelve grandchildren, Clay Brent Wortham ( Anita ), Luke Elrod Wortham, Benjamin Thomas Wortham ( Amanda), Lauren Rose Wortham, John Nathaniel Wortham, Oliva Susan Wortham, Scott Cronch (Robin), Ashley Babb ( Gary), Nadia Satterwhite (Kent), Abigal Oglesby (Jason), Seth Cronch ( LaDonna), Ian Cronch (Lauren). Five step grandchildren, Justin Keeling (Lydia), Josh Keeling, Marcus Gamblin, Bryson Gamblin, and Alec Gamblin. Nine great grandchildren and four step great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews great nieces and great nephews. Besides his parents Clay was preceded in death by his first wife, Sue McCoyle Elrod, two brothers, Ernest Elrod, and Earl Elrod, two sisters, Lena Farmer and Barbara Nell Elrod, a half sister, Myrtle Farmer and a stepson Todd Gamblin.

Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday June 24,2014 at the Woodlawn Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bud Russell and Rev. Ed Boone officiating. Entombment will follow in the Symsonia Cemetery. Friends may visit the family Monday June 23, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. at the Keeling Family Funeral Home and at the church Tuesday from 11:00 A.M. till funeral hour. Family request memorials be given to Lourdes Hospice 2855 Jackson Street Paducah, KY. 42003 or to Woodlawn Cumberland Presbyterian Church 3402 Old Benton Rd. Paducah, KY. 42003.

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 Sherron, Brenda & I are so sorry for your loss. Clay was good man and was nice to deal with in business. I know you and Clay had many wonderful years together. May God give you comfort & peace during this difficult time in your life. 

Robert & Brenda Wallace Jun 24 2014 12:00 AM

 Dear Sheron & Family, Elaine & I are so sorry for your loss of Clay, for the short time we've known him he was a great person, very soft spoken & we know you loved him dearly. We know you will miss his presence until you meet again in Heaven. May the glory of God be with you in this time of sorrow & comfort you with his almighty grace! We're so sorry we can't be there for you in person, but we are there with you in Spirit. With Love Your Cousin Doug & Elaine 

Doug & Elaine Monroe Jun 24 2014 12:00 AM

 Sorry to see you go Clay, but you are going to a much better place with no pain and will be able to walk with God to see all those that has passed before you. 

Bobby Staley Jun 23 2014 12:00 AM

 Dear Sheron & Family,we are so sorry for your loss. May God give you the comfort you need. Clay seemed like a very personal and friendly man. I know he made you very happy, your memories will be special to you. We are so sorry we were not able to attend visitation. Our prayers will be with you tomorrow. Love The Yetters. 

Paul & Judy Yetter Jun 23 2014 12:00 AM

 Sending thoughts and prayers Clay was one of the best guys I ever meet so kind hearted 

Jeff Forrester & family Jun 23 2014 12:00 AM

 our thoughts and prayers are with you. Don an Diane . 

Don an Diane Boren Jun 23 2014 12:00 AM


Henry and Barbara Frizzell Jun 23 2014 12:00 AM

 Thinking of you and the family at this time. I know he is at peace. 

Ann Mitchell Jun 23 2014 12:00 AM

 Thinking of you Sheron. 

Ron Lucas Jun 23 2014 12:00 AM

 Sharon: So sorry for your loss. Our heartfelt concerns are with you in spirit. Much Love! Bob & Michele Burnett 

Robert & Michele Burnett Jun 23 2014 12:00 AM