Bobbie J. McElhaney, 82, of Charleston died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. She was born Feb. 6, 1932, in Vernon, Texas to J.L. and Pauline Thomas. She was a graduate of Vernon High School. She was a member of Charleston First Baptist Church, active member of the community and Franklin County serving alongside her late husband, Curtis. Bobbie was retired from the Chicken Processing Plant in Bloomer.
She was preceded in death by her husband Curtis W. McElhaney, a son, John C. McElhaney, and a sister, Billie Lane.
Service was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at Smith Mortuary Chapel with burial at Mt. Olive Cemetery near Elkins under the direction of Smith Mortuary.
She is survived by a son, James W. McElhaney and wife DeAnn of Nacogdoches, Texas; a granddaughter, Breanna, and a grandson, Will, of Nacogdoches; granddaughters; Sabrina Griffin and husband Nate Griffin of Ft. Worth, Texas; a great-granddaughter, Kennedi ; Teresa Butler and husband Trevor of Eielson AFB, Alaska; a daughter-in-law, Susan Fackler and husband T.J. of Booneville; a sister in law, Cuba Fritts of the Wesley community and a sister-in-law, Virginia McElhaney of Fayetteville; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces, -nephews and numerous other family and friends.
Pallbearers were Joe Dick Burt, Judge Joe Powell, Greg Bohannon, Dr. Charles Miesner, Kim Loughridge and Reed Haynes.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Charleston.