Richard McElhannon

Born: Mon., Jun. 8, 1936
Died: Sat., Mar. 21, 2009

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J C Richard McElhannon, age 72, of Eatonton, Georgia, died Saturday, March 21, 2009 at his home in Eatonton. He was born on June 8, 1936 the son of Sarah Young McElhannon Watkins of Greensboro, GA and the late Emory Thomas McElhannon. Richard attended Greensboro High School and after high school served in the United States Air Force from 1953 to 1956. For a year he worked at Mary Leila Cotton Mill and then drove a milk truck for Atlanta Dairies retiring in 1987 after twenty-eight years of service. He then worked as a security guard at Louisiana Pacific for five years and his most recent job was at the Putnam County Recycling Center.

Survivors include six daughters, Lisa S. McElhannon of Eatonton, GA, Kim McElhannon of Milledgeville, GA, Staci M. Jackson and husband Chris of Sparta, GA, Lou Ann Clark of Whitley City, KY, Clorinda McNair and husband Jim of Valdosta, GA and Jackie Jaime of Juliete, GA; a son Tommy McElhannon and wife Lisa of Eatonton, GA; two sisters, Gwynell M. Noggle of Greensboro, GA and Gladys M. Noggle of Greensboro, GA; two brothers, Nathan McElhannon of Eatonton, GA and Bo McElhannon of Eatonton, GA; six grandchildren, Morgan Sills, Raymond McElhannon, Blazer McElhannon, Isaac Deveau, Kulan Benton and Preston "Buckshot" McElhannon Fullmore; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Graveside Services will be held on Monday, March 23, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Greenview Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Usry officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Chris Jackson, Robert McElhannon, Michael Martin, Ward Holloway, Miguel Llambes, Nathan McElhannon, Greg Harrison and Rodney Fullmore Sr. The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday at McCommons funeral home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Bill Crawford
   Posted Sun March 22, 2009
My sympathies and condolences go out to the family at this difficult time.

   Posted Sun March 22, 2009
Just wanted to say that Uncle Richard was a good man. I never saw him without a smile on his face...He will be deeply missed.

Lee D. Thornton
   Posted Tue March 24, 2009
Sarah & family, I am so sorry for your loss. But I know he had a joyous reunion with family & friends in heaven. Lee Duvall Thornton

Tonya Shepherd Ralston
   Posted Tue March 24, 2009
Richard was a wonderful person and I will never forget him. He will always be remembered for being a person that you could always count on. No matter what the cost, he would drop anything he was doing to help out. As a teenager, he helped me with things such as school projects and homework. He even gave me my first job cleaning his house and cutting grass. I bought all my school clothes that summer. As an adult, I was lucky to have him as my neighbor once again. I felt secure and safe to have someone I knew and trust living right next door. He helped David do minor repairs to our house and if there was any kind of tools that we needed, he was always willing to help. He is greatly missed, but I find comfort in knowing that he is in a better place than here and now is watching over all of us. God bless all of his family. Love, Tonya

Janice Campbell
   Posted Thu March 26, 2009
Rinda and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Janice