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 Samuel Roosevelt “Sam” McElwain

Samuel Roosevelt “Sam” McElwain

Birth
Jennings, Hamilton County, Florida, USA
Death 15 Feb 2003 (aged 70)
Palatka, Putnam County, Florida, USA
Burial Palatka, Putnam County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 100042071 · View Source
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Samuel R. "Sam" McElwain, 70, of Palatka, died Saturday, February 15, 2003 at his residence following an extended illness.
He was a native of Jennings, Fla., and had been a resident of Palatka for the past 41 years, coming from Jennings. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in postwar Germany. He retired from the Georgia-Pacific Corporation in Palatka as a tissue machine operator in 1994 after 28 years of service. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church and the Papermakers Union in Palatka. He enjoyed gardening and sports including baseball and wrestling.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Bessie McElwain and Cora Laverne McElwain; and two brothers, Fred McElwain and Jesse McElwain.
Surving are his wife of three years, Patricia M. McElwain, Palatka; three sons, Walter Burnett, Arkansas, Buril Burnett and Eddie Burnett, both of Jennings; four daughters, Lutrell Westberry, Interlachen, Faye McElwain, Jennings, Carol Barnett, Palatka, and Raynell English, Los Angeles, Calif.; a stepson, Carl Dowdy, Valdosta, Ga.; a step-daughter, Terry Kuch, Chicago, Ill; two brothers, Tom McElwain, Lake City and Johnny McElwain, Valdosta, Ga.; a sister, Betty McGlamory, Fort Meyers; a half-brother, Blair; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at Southside Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Johnson and Dr. Lorace Cothron officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill East Cemetery with military honors bestowed by the U.S. Army.
Masters Funeral Home in Palatka is handling arrangements. (Palatka Daily News Obituary dtd 18 Feb 2003.)


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  • Created by: Mack Wills
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100042071
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Roosevelt “Sam” McElwain (16 Oct 1932–15 Feb 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100042071, citing Oak Hill West Cemetery, Palatka, Putnam County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Mack Wills (contributor 46912082) .