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Luther Anderson Elder



11:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Friday, July 29, 2016
Scales & Sons Funeral Home, 314 East State Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130

Visitation with the Family:
11:00 - 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2016
Bradley Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 9014 Bradley Creek Road, Milton, TN

Celebration of Life:
12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2016
Bradley Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 9014 Bradley Creek Road, Milton, TN

The Service of Commital & Internment:
Following the Service on Saturday, July 30, 2016
Brown & Elder Cemetery, Murfreesboro, TN

Luther Anderson Elder was born on November 27, 1926 in Rutherford County, Tennessee to John William Elder and Callie Brown Elder. He transitioned into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on
July 25,2016 at the VA Hospital, Murfreesboro.

Luther received his education in the Rutherford County School System. He went on to serve his country by enlisting in the United States Army receiving an honorable discharge.

Luther was a devoted and loving father, husband, and brother. He was a sweet man who loved gardening and singing. Even while he was in the hospital Luther would sing to the nurses and staff. He also enjoyed his cars.

His gentle presence will be missed.

Luther leaves to cherish his memory his devoted and loving wife, Susie Elder; sons, Eugene Elder and Leroy Elder; granddaughter, Latisha Elder; grandsons, DeAundre Elder and Marty James Anthony; brother, Clarence (Evelyn) Elder; sisters, Vera (Richard Dickie") Crawford, Pearl (Bill) Muse, Vira Puckett and Maggie Elder of Ohio; devoted nephew, Ernest Elder; loving niece, Shirley Elder "See you later, Soul Brother;" devoted friend, Louise Knox; a host of nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.

When I Must Leave You
When I must leave you for a little while,
Please do not grieve and shed wild tears,
And hug your sorrows to you
Through the years, but start out bravely
With a smile.
And for my sake and in my name,
Live on and do all the things the same.
Feed not your loneliness on empty days,
But fill each waking hour in useful ways.
Reach out your hand in comfort
And in cheer, and I, in turn, will comfort you
And hold you near.
And never, never
Be afraid to die,
For I am waiting for you
In the sky ..

Scales and Sons Funeral Home

PHONE: (615) 893-1313 - 24 hours a day

314 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

P.O. Box 1371
Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1371