EAST PRAIRIE - Elmer Peterson, 79, died Aug. 5, 2006, at his home.
Born April, 4, 1927, in Perry County, Tenn., he was the son of the late D.B. and Mary Miller Peterson. A retiree of the Stanley Muffler Company, he lived most of his life in East Prairie, where he was a member of the First General Baptist Church.
In 1969, at East Prairie, he married Elizabeth Thomas, who preceded him in death on Nov. 21, 1999.
One brother, J.B. Peterson, also preceded him in death.
Survivors include: one daughter, Darlene Ward of Lexington, Tenn.; three brothers, Robert Peterson of East Prairie, Shirley Peterson of Bensenville, Ill. and Roy Peterson of Ward, Ark.; and one sister, Margie Abbott of East Prairie.
Visitation is at 6 p.m. today at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with Richard Farquhar officiating.
Burial will follow in the East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery.