September 29, 1938 ~ March 8, 2007

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Carl Lewis McElrath, 68, of 44 Cross St., Candler, died on Thursday, March 8, 2007, at his residence. Mr. McElrath was a son of the late Arthur and Maude Warren McElrath. Mr. McElrath owned McElrath Construction. Mr. McElrath is survived by his daughters, Judy Sharp, of Candler, and Tammy Pilkington, of Florida; sons, Bob and Buddy McElrath, both of Candler; sister, Opal Davis, of Cornelia, GA; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday at White Rock Baptist Church with the Rev. Greg Metcalf officiating. Interment will follow in the church’s cemetery. His family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave.

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  1. To Buddy and your family: I am so sorry for your lose. You will be in my prayers for your comfort and for the repose of his soul. We celebrate his being lifted up into eternal life. Jim

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  2. Judy we are so sorry to hear about your Dad. I know things of this magnitude affect the entire family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Carol & Wayne

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  3. dear judy, i was talling to corabelle last night and she told me about your father pasting. i am so sorry. i know how hard it is to lose a parent but the good lord will be with you. just try and be understanding that he is in a better place than we are. love ya dianne

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  4. Each one of us would like to extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    From all the children of the late Donald and Mildred McElrath:
    Wayne, Steve, Ricky, Diane, Donna, Elaine and Libby.

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  5. I was saddened to hear about the loss of my childhood pal and classmate. I will always remember the big white house on the hill where Carl and I spent many hours playing on the tractors after school and watching wrestling on TV with Uncle Ott while enjoying Aunt Maude’s good home cooking!
    Our sympathy is with all of the family, may God bless all of you.

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  6. Judy and family,
    We are thinking of you during this time. Carl will be missed by the community.
    Always, John and Elaine

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  7. Judy and your brothers and sister
    I only knew your dad for a few years when i lived in Asheville Jack and I always had so much fun at the horse shows when he went with us. he was alway smiling and was so kind. My prayers are with you and the entire family during this most difficult time. cozette morgan

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  8. This is to let you know that while I cannot be with you this weekend, I will have you on my mind, Judy. Know that I will always cherish the memories of the fun times with Carl in Colorado as well as NC. We all must cherish every minute and not put off visits any more as time gets by too fast for all of us. LOVE, Judi.

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  9. It is amazing what you can find out about life by listening to the family dealing with death.
    My hope and prayer is for your continued effort to bring glory to God. I see why Carl was proud of his family! May God give understanding and faith to you all.

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