The funeral for Herchal C. Elam, 92, of Laverne, will be 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at Fairview United Methodist Church, Slapout. The Rev. Bill Long will officiate. Burial will be in Laverne Memorial Cemetery with military rites conducted by Laverne/ Buffalo American Legion. Arrangements are by Myatt Funeral Home, Laverne. Visitation will be noon to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
He was born July 4, 1916, on the family homestead in Beaver County to Shelby C. and Docia Mullens Elam and died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, at Beaver County Nursing Home, Beaver.
He lived in Slapout. He attended Fairview Country School and graduated from Laverne High School in 1939. He was a farmer and rancher. He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 273.
He married Evelyn Kamp Feb. 14, 1950, in Slapout. She died Aug. 13, 2003.
Surviving are one son, Edward C. Elam of Slapout; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Evelyn, he was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Overstreet School building fund.
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