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Richard Givens Elam
(July 10. 1998, The Greenville Herald Banner)

Turnwater, Washington--Richard Givens Elam, 82, of Olympia, Washington, died Wednesday, July 8, 1998, in Columbia Capital Medical Center in Olympia, Thursdton Co., Washington. Services are at 1:00 PM Monday, July 13, 1998, at Olympia Funeral Home Chapel in Turnwater. Burial is in Olympia Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Elam was born May 9, 1916, in Celeste, Texas to Richard G. Elam and Clydia Hazal Elam. He was an operating engineer for several companies and a member of the operating engineer union. He served in the US Army Air Corps in World War II.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy Elam Cope and Jim Cope of Olympia; brother, Billy Elam of Leonard; sister, Golden McDonald of Celeste; and two grandsons.

Visitation is from 3:00 to 5:00 PM Sunday, July 12, 1998, at the funeral home.
Mills & Mills Funeral Directors of Olympia are charge of the arrangements.

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