Posted By Kim Swindell Wood | August 29, 2019 2:22 pm
Ravenell Elrod, 92, was born Jan. 3, 1927, in Sparta, and passed away Aug. 26, 2019, in Nashville.
Miss Elrod graduated from Draughn’s Business College and was very proud of her career, retiring as Credit Manager of Nashville Surgical Supply after 43 years.
“Aunt Ray” is best summed up in one word as absolute selflessness. Each of her precious nieces and nephews meant the world to her as well as her beloved brother, Thurman.
Miss Elrod is preceded in death by her parents, True Elrod and Laura Martin Elrod LaFever; brothers, William T. Elrod, Eugene (Bonnie) Elrod, Artis (Martha) Elrod; sisters, Louise (Fred) Gilliam, Ann L. Elrod; sister-in-law, Charlotte Elrod; and best friend, Margaret Saylors.
She is survived by a brother, George Thurman Elrod; nephews, Fred (Linda) Gilliam, Bill (Cathy) Gilliam, Steven (Ruth) Elrod, Art Elrod; nieces, Sue (Roger) Mink, Janice (John) Cappell, Beverly (Dan) Pittman, Lorie (Patrick) Powell, Cindy (Sam) Langford, Lisa (Vernon) Bennett, Kathy (Dennis) Arnold; great-nephews and great-nieces, of Nashville, Michael (Nichele, Jack, Lucy) Arnold, Joseph Arnold, Matthew Bennett, Abby Arnold, Catie Bennett; and numerous other very loved, great and great, great nephew and nieces.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m., Aug. 30, 2019, at Elrod Cemetery, 6377 Burgess Falls Rd, in Sparta.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Alive Hospice of Nashville or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
You Will Be Always Remembered
No Matter What.
Your Presence, Love and Kindness
Will Forever Be With Us.
Rest For Now, Aunt Ray
Until We Meet Again.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.