A graveside service for Mr. Oliver Denton "O.D." McElroy of Poplar Creek was held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday,
November 20, at the North Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Kilmichael, with military honors at graveside.
Rev. William H. "Bill" Taylor officiated the service.
Pallbearers were Tommy Curtis, Brett Lane, Carter McElroy, Truman Baggett, Cedric Henson, and Hosea Lee Henson;
with Jerry Dale Bridges, Benny Montague, Dale Brown, Seth Rogers, Herman Bagwell, and Guy Stanford serving as
Visitation was Tuesday, November 19, from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m., at Oliver Funeral Home.
Mr. McElroy, 86, died at Choctaw County Regional Medical Center in Ackerman on Monday, November 18. He was born
in Poplar Creek on March 3, 1933, to Hazzard and Erma Curtis McElroy. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years,
retiring with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. He also worked as a Stihl and Husqvarna chainsaw sales
representative and was a member of Hebron Baptist Church near Poplar Creek. In addition to his parents, he was
preceded in death by two sisters, two brothers, and one grandson.
Survivors include his wife, Francine McElroy of Poplar Creek; daughter, Debby McElroy Curtis (Tommy) of Ackerman;
sons, Glenn McElroy of Vaiden and Jerry McElroy (Patsy) of Poplar Creek; five grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona (www.ofhwinona.com) handled arrangements.