Top Elrod, 76

Mr William M (Top) Elrod, age 76 of the Lone Star Community died Saturday in Dubuis Hospital of Paris. Funeral services will be 10 am Tuesday March  6 in  First Assembly of God Church in Bogata with Rev Don Shovan officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery under direction of Wood Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 6-8 pm Monday at the funeral home.

Mr Elrod was born April 15,1935 in Detroit,Texas the son of William Daniel and Martha Nichols Elrod. He married the former Ethel LeMonds Feb 5,1955 in Clarksville. He worked as a logger, a ginner, a welder and  hay bailer.

He is survived by his wife, Ethel Elrod of Lone Star two  sons W.H. Elrod and Arley Elrod both of Long Star, three daughers Beth Suel and Kay Gonzales both of Bogata and Sabrina Powell of Lone Star, ten grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and two sisters Mary Crawford and Mildred Witworh both of Bogata. He was preceded in death by a great grandson.

  1. Glen and Norma Dixon says:

    Our thouhts and prayers are with you. May God bless you and help you through this time. We love you.

  2. Reuben Gohn says:

    Brother Elrod was a man very easy to love. We will all miss him here,but we look forward to seeing him again,somewhere around the master’s Thrown.Our Prayers are certainly with Sister Ethel,and the family.May our Lord help us all to carry on and understand.

  3. Elishia Dugger Brothers says:

    My prayers are with the whole family. I am so sorry to find out after the family night, I would have like to give you my condolence in person. Top was a great and hard working man.

    Elishia Dugger Brothers

  4. W. O. Wilson says:

    I am really sorry that I was not able to attend Top’s funeral. I was in Arkansas, so I did not get the message in time to come back up there.

    Top was a very special guy. We talked alot as we walked through the woods on my parents’ land. I appreciated how he watched over that land like it was his own before we sold it.

    I know he will really be missed by everyone. I will keep all of you in my prayers during this difficult time, but also I am reminded that he is much better off now at the foot of our Lord.

  5. Margaret Davis Wilcox says:

    Ethel n family;
    I am so sorry, but we know he’s in a much better place now. We’re never ready to give them up, but GOD says it was time to come home. Top was a
    great friend, father, man to us all. There’s not another one like him.
    He will be missed by all and to us all we must remember to keep the Faith and some day we’ll join them all in Heaven. Praise God!
    May God continue to Bless everyone and know that I love each of you very much..Prayers for the whole family during this difficult times and days to come..

  6. George and Pam Rogers Wood says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.. You and your family are in our prayers.. I have very fond memories of Top and the family.. May God Bless and Keep you and your family always … Love always, Pam Rogers Wood

  7. JamesandLouise Cooper says:


    I was trying to find yours and Tops number to tell you that mom passed away 3-6-2012 and her funeral will be at Lone Star Cemetery 3-17-12. I came across this and was taken back. All my brothers and sister as well as us{Louise and I} are sending our condolences to you and your family. We will try and stop by Sat. if it is possibly. Heaven has accepted 1 good man in through it’s gates. Top will be missed. James

  8. Shirley Daugherty says:

    Ethel, I was so very saddened hearing of your loss. He was a special man!I know Top is in a better place and truly feel that there is a reunion going on in Heaven now that dad, mom and Top are together again. They will all be missed. Love you, hope to see you soon.

  9. Mihha says:

    To all of Bidge’s kiddos I just heard about the pasnsig of your dad today and I want you to know how sorry I am for your pain. Try to remember all the good times and know that he will never be forgotten because he lives in your heart. Take care and know that I miss you.

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