Obit: Elden Wilson

Obit: Elden Wilson

January 16th, 2013 in Obituaries
Location: Tennessee

CLEVELAND Elden R. Wilson, 92, a resident of Cleveland for the past 20 years, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at his home.He was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Georgia Cumberland Conference. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1943 to 1947. He was employed as a teacher and a principal and also served as a preacher.He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Hughes Wilson; parents, Ronald Wilson and Elda Snyder Wilson; granddaughter, Elizabeth Beth Wilson; brothers, Warren Wilson and Wesley Wilson; and sister, Dorothy Lindguist.Survivors include his three children, Ronald Wilson and wife, Phyllis, of Harrison; Diane Hodges and husband, Larry, of Cleveland; and Terry L. Wilson, of Columbia, S.C.; 11 grandchildren, Kaye Portera, Caryn Bledsoe, Wayne Hodges and Doug Hodges, all of Cleveland; Rex Wilson, Tambry Wilson, both of Harrison; Terri Quarles and Jennifer Matheson, both of Ooltewah; Elizabeth Thompson, of Ringgold, Ga.; and Hannah Wilson and Courtney Wilson, both of Columbia, S.C.; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Callis and husband, Clarence, of Portland; brother, Lawrence Wilson and wife, Merita, of Ringgold, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Rev. John Neff, Charles Hindman and the Rev. Mike Mnich officiating and Caryn Bledsoe will bring the eulogy.Interment will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Floral Crest Cemetery in Bryant, Ala., with military honors. Doug Hodges, Wayne Hodges, Austin Olson, Marshall Green, Rex Wilson, and Daulton Hodges will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ryan Daughtery, Rex Bledsoe, Peyton Hodges and Colin Wilson.The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today, Jan. 16, 2013, at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Wilson family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.