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Robert David Elmore

February 17, 1935 — April 13, 2017

BOYLE - Robert David “Bobby” Elmore, age 82, of Boyle, passed away on Thursday April 13, 2017 at home. 

Visitation will be held Saturday, April 15th from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at Cleveland Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be Saturday, April 15th at 11:00 AM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Delta Heights Memorial Gardens. Rev. Terrell Stringer will officiate the services.

Bobby was born on February 17, 1935 to Jack and Eva(Taylor) Elmore in Duncan, MS. He attended Ruleville Schools and grew up on the Sunflower River. Bobby moved to Cleveland in 1963 and lived there for several years prior to moving to Skene. He married Mary Louise McMurry on June 1, 1956 in Skene, MS. He was a member of Skene Baptist Church.  Bobby worked for Denton’s Dairy for 17 years. He also worked for Billy Redden as an electrician and then retired from Taylor Heat & Air. Bobby loved to do woodworking as well as gardening. He loved to watch hummingbirds. Bobby was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents Jack Henry and Eva Marie Elmore, his brother Jack Henry Elmore, Jr. his sister Margie Starnes and his brother William “Bill” Elmore.

Bobby is survived by Wife of 60 years, Mary Louise McMurry Elmore of Boyle, MS; Son, Gary (Beverly) Elmore of Skene, MS; Daughter, Janet Pearson of Skene, MS; 3 Grandchildren, Jessica (Craig) Morgan, Ashley (Jeff) Brooks and Duke Pearson (Kristen Smith); 2 Great-grandchildren, Addyson Morgan and Whitney Morgan; Sister, Louise Walton of Wesson, MS; Brother, Jimmy Elmore of Virginia and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Woodruff, Lewis Sellers, Tommy McMurry, Lamar Andrews, Al Mann and Charlie Morgan. Honorary pallbearers will be R.G. “Bully” Leopard and Randy Howarth.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guest register may be viewed and signed at

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel

3463 Hwy 8, Cleveland, MS 38732

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