James 'Ron' McElhaney
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LINCOLN -- James "Ron" McElhaney, 67,
of Lincoln, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at Maple Ridge Care
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday at Holland Barry & Bennett
Funeral Home. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral
home, with Pastor John Webb officiating.
Burial will follow in Zion Cemetery, with military
rites at the grave site.
Mr. McElhaney was the
chief ortho technologist at Memorial Medical Center
in Springfield for more than 38 years. He retired in
He served in the U.S. Marines.
He was born Born February 27, 1943 in Anniston, Ala. His
parents were Eugene and Lessie Hicks McElhaney.
He is survived by his friend Ward Brining of
Lincoln; his daughter, Patricia Lindsay of Florida;
his son, Gary Scott McElhaney of Florida; three
granddaughters, Tiffany Ward, Destra McElhaney and
Alexis McElhaney, all of Florida; two grandsons,
Michael Lindsay in the U.S. Air Force and Chris
McElhaney of Florida; two sisters, Wanda Green of
Springfield and Debra Bailey of Alabama; one
brother, Rocky Gilchrist of Alabama; and several
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents,
grandparents, an infant son and one brother,
Ron loved to paint and garden. He also loved to
travel. He was a people person who never met a
stranger. He was a practical joker and loved to play
tricks on those closest to him.
Memorial donations may be made to the American
Cancer Society and will be accepted at the funeral
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