DEXTER -- Elvin Landers, 82, died Jan. 22, 2004, at Three Rivers North Campus at Poplar Bluff.
Born Jan. 23, 1921, at Canalou, son of the late William Morton Landers and Vernie Ellis Landers, he was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church at Dexter and a retired adviser at the Boiler and Recovery Plant for Louisiana-Pacific. A veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II, he was awarded three bronze stars for his military service.
On Dec. 17. 1965, at Arcata, Calif., he married Lorene George who preceded him in death on Dec. 22, 2001. He then married Yvonne Carter on Feb. 21, 2002, at Dexter, and she survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one daughter, Delores Jean Reeder of McKinleyville, Calif.; four stepsons, J.R. Carter and Rodney Carter of Bloomfield, David Carter and Robert Carter of St. Louis; one stepdaughter, Annette Davis of Ellsinore; and three grandsons, 14 stepgrandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great-stepgrandchildren.
One son, Elvin Eugene Landers Jr.; two brothers, Luther William Landers and Doyle Francis Landers; and one sister, Delores Knuckles, also preceded him in death.
Services will be conducted at 4 p.m. today at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter with the Rev. Keith Garland officiating.
Burial will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.