ELBERT COLUMBUS ALDERSON, 82,



Oneonta, died Aug. 3, 2014. A World War II and Korean War veteran, he enjoyed fishing and hunting. He attended Valley Grove Baptist Church. Predeceasing him were parents Tony Wilburn and Mary Florence Jenkins Alderson, sister Juanita Quinn, brother T.W. Alderson, sons Kenneth Alderson and Tony Alderson, daughter-in-law Carolyn Alderson, first wife Mirrelean “Tootsie” Alderson, and best friend Billy Joe Cleveland.

Survivors include wife Carla Jean Alderson; children Stanley Alderson, Marty (Jody) Alderson, all of Oneonta, Charles Ray Ashworth, Cedar Bluff, Dewayne Ashworth, Patrick (Sheena) Ashworth, all of Ragland; daughter-in-law Susan Alderson, Holly Springs; three granddaughters; three grandsons; one great-granddaughter; three great-grandsons; and his dog, Wally.

Jeff Logan and Larry Alderson officiated the 1 p.m. service held Aug. 6 at Lemley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Cove Church Cemetery, Walnut Grove, with family and friends serving as pallbearers.