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"Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow
of death, I will fear no evil for thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff
they comfort me."
Sister Zephyr Reece Elder was born to the union of
Mr. and Mrs. Homer McKinney, Sr. September 13, 1910 in Collin County, Texas.
At an early age, she united with the Church of Christ
under the leadership of Brother K. C. Thomas. She served as secretary of
the Church for several years.
She was united in matrimony to Mr. S. P. Elder on
January 25, 1936. To this union four children were born: two girls and
She departed this life after several months of illness.
She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Rayfield Tate;
three brothers, Mr. Homer McKinney Jr., E.D. McKinney, Raish McKinney.
Two sons, Cpl. Robert R. Elder, Earl L. Elder; two daughters, Miss Veareece
Elder, Mrs. Rufus C. Boddie; three granddaughters and a host of relatives
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."
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