In the death of Mrs. Minarva Polk Elledge last Wednesday, the county lost one of it's oldest residents. Her death occurred at the home of her daughter, Bro. & Mrs. W. C. Patterson at Burtons where she had made her home for a number of years.
Mrs. Elledge was born near Oxford, 8 Jan 1850 and was in her 89th year. She united with the Missionary Baptist Church 72 years ago and had been a faithful and devoted member all these years. After she was married to the late J. R. Elledge the greater part of her life was spent in the Burtons Community.
Funeral services were held at Forked Oak Church last Thursday and were in the charge of the pastor, Bro. W. G. Gray. After the services her remains were laid to rest in the Forked Oak Cemetery. Many beautiful flowers marked her last resting place.
She is survived by two sons Bro Willie I Elledge of Harrisburg, Ark., and J. W. Elledge of Fulton, Ky.; and one daughter, Mrs. W. C. Patterson of Burtons, Miss. and many other relatives.
SOURCE: The Booneville Independent 26 May 1938
Submitted by: Ruby Rorie
©1999 Melvin V. Lambert