PORTAGEVILLE - Ellis Osborn "Funny" Elrod, 86, died Oct. 27, 2001, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti.
Born Feb. 5, 1915, in Alabama, son of the late Dallis Elex and Effie Sue Gatland Elrod, he owned and operated Elrod's 54 Cab Co. in Portageville.
On June 14, 1942, in Bay, Ark., he married Sarah Martha Sloan who preceded him in death on May 25, 2000.
Survivors include: one daughter, Margaret Elouise Hampton of Portageville; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Billy Wayne and Greta Elrod of St. Louis and David Gene Elrod of Belleville, Mich.; two sisters, Jewel Elrod Arms of Truman, Ark., and Syble "Elrod" Russell of Marked Tree, Ark.; and 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by brothers and sisters Dallis Pete Elrod, Alton Elrod, Stantford Elex Elrod, Myrtle Odell Elrod Nash and Waymon Cleo Elrod.
Friends may call after 5 p.m. Tuesday at DeLisle Funeral Home, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday with Mark Inman, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery.