OXFORD, Miss. -- Elza Lester, 94, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Feb. 1, 2012, at his daughter's home in Oxford.
A retired merchant, he was a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in Oxford and was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II.
He married Doris Mullins who preceded him in death.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Dr. Larry S. Lester.
Survivors include: a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Maurice Eftink of Oxford; and six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation is scheduled from noon until time of services at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford with the Rev. John Kramer officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Portageville Memorial Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent at www.wallerfuneralhome.com.