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Elmer Allen Sayers
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Birth: Mar. 14, 1923
Summit County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 31, 1994
Mohave Valley
Mohave County
Arizona, USA

Elmer Allen Sayers was the last child born to Benjamin Joseph and Christianna (Herndon) Sayers. He had three older brothers, Robert Lee, Benjamin Franklin and Kenneth William, and one older sister, Leone A. (Sayers) Franke.

He served in WWII on the U.S.S. Fogg from 1941-1944 as a Gunners Mate Second Class. He was honorably discharged on 16 June 1945.

He was married to his first wife, Lillian Carol (Roth) in Ohio on 11 February 1941. A WWII Bomber had to race him home for the birth of his son, Larry Allen Sayers (1942-1991). He made it just minutes before the birth. Six years later, a daughter was born - Rhea Cheryl Sayers Miller (1948-1965). Elmer and Lillian divorced on 16 June 1957.

On 4 February 1961, he married Nellie Roberta Blythe who had been previously married to Franklin James Deem. Elmer and Nellie divorced in September 1967.

On 9 May 1971, Elmer, known usually as Al, married Lena May Diamond Hessmer. Both he and Lena worked at Hughes Aircraft in California until their retirement.

He passed away from throat cancer with his family by his side. He was preceded in death by both of his children, Larry (murdered) and Rhea Cheryl (auto accident).

He is survived by seven grandchildren; Cheryl, Anthony, Shonda, Shelly, Alicia, Angela and Alex. 
Family links: 
  Benjamin Joseph Sayers (1884 - 1963)
  Christianna Herndon Sayers (1888 - 1938)
  Lena May Diamond Hessmer Sayers (1928 - 2005)
  Lillian Carol Roth Sayers Sowers (1924 - 2000)*
  Larry Allen Sayers (1942 - 1991)*
  Rhea Cheryl Sayers Miller (1948 - 1965)*
  Robert Lee Sayers (1908 - 1932)*
  Leone Sayers Franke (1912 - 1980)*
  Benjamin Franklin Sayers (1915 - 1944)*
  Kenneth William Sayers (1919 - 2004)*
  Elmer Allen Sayers (1923 - 1994)
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Created by: Shonda Sayers Feather
Record added: Dec 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23351132
Elmer Allen Sayers
Added by: Shonda Sayers Feather
Elmer Allen Sayers
Added by: Shonda Sayers Feather
Elmer Allen Sayers
Added by: Shonda Sayers Feather
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Happy Birthday, grandpa! We love and miss you terribly.
- Shonda Sayers Feather
 Added: Mar. 14, 2015

- Thank you for your service
 Added: Mar. 16, 2014
Thinking of you today, Grandpa. Love you.
- Shonda Sayers Feather
 Added: May. 30, 2011
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