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Robert Bobby Elder

August 29, 1944 — June 17, 2020

Robert “Bobby “Elder, age 75 of Stony Point passed away unexpectedly on June 17, 2020. Born to the late Donald Eugene and Lucille Ellen Bentley in Alexander County. Bobby was a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, he enjoyed fishing, playing the guitar, banjo, mandolin, and music as a whole. Bobby also enjoyed watching westerns, and sci-fi, but most of all, Bobby loved his grandchildren and it has been said that he never met a stranger.
In addition to his parents, Bobby was preceded in death by his son, Billy Elder, a grandson, Michael Elder, a step-grandson, Stanley Ratliff, and brother, David Elder.
Those left to cherish the memories of Bobby include his wife of fifty-two years, Mary Ruth Pennell Elder, daughter, Juanita Connolly and husband Mark, a son, Robbie Elder, a daughter, Mary Jean Ratliff and husband Sherman, son Michael Kilby, sister, Dianne Beal, six grandchildren, Amanda Elder, Evan Elder, Emily Connolly, Alicia Ratliff, Ethan Connolly and Alex Ratliff, two great-grandchildren, Paislee Elder and Riley Moose along with a number of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Elder’s body will lie in state at Alexander Funeral Service on Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm and again on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 2:30 at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church with the funeral service following at 3:00 pm.
The Rev. Mitch King and Rev. James Safrit will be officiating.
Pallbearers include Evan Elder, Ethan Connolly, Alex Ratliff, Richard Davis, Frankie Davis and Tony Isenhour.
Burial will follow in the Sulphur Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family has requested in lieu of flowers donations be made to St. Jude Children's, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tn 38105 or to Hiddenite Community Food Pantry, Fire Department Ct. Hiddenite, N.C. 28636



Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com
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Lie In State

Saturday, June 20, 2020

10:00am - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Monday, June 22, 2020

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Sulphur Springs Baptist Church

116 Patterson Road, Hiddenite, NC 28636

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Burial

Monday, June 22, 2020

Starts at 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Sulphur Springs Baptist Church Cemetery

116 Patterson Road, Hiddenite, NC 28636

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