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Elmer D. Markham, 88, of Big Island, passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Runk & Pratt Assisted Living at Smith Mountain Lake. He was born in Arcadia, VA on November 12, 1932, a son of the late Channing J. Markham and Berta Jane Goff Markham. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Karen Ann Paloczie Markham; a son, Douglas Markham and eight siblings.

Elmer was a man’s man. He loved the outdoors and always had a strong work ethic since a very young age. He owned and operated his logging company and always loved working with timber. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was loved by so many and will be missed greatly.

Elmer is survived by five children, Lily Pressley and husband, Billy, Faye Markham and husband, Richard Dagenhart, Karen Pearson and husband, Phil, David Markham and wife, Cherie and Stephanie Moore and husband, Bobby; thirteen grandchildren, Jessica, Megan, Victoria, Tammy, Sondra, Nathan, Danielle, Lydia, Maggie, Channing, Dylan, Hailey, and Jaxon; fourteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and numerous, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
In lieu of flowers, for those wishing to make memorial contributions in Elmer’s memory please consider The American Alzheimer’s Association.

A graveside service and celebration of Elmer’s life will be conducted at 12:00 Noon on Friday, March 26, 2021 at Hunting Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the graveside also at Hunting Creek Baptist Church Cemetery and all other times at the son David Markam’s home. To send condolences online please visit tharpfuneralhome.com.

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Neal massie

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March 28, 2021

elmer was one of a kind. He raised the bar for work ethics and honesty. God be with and bless his family.

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Jeremy Coleman

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March 26, 2021

One of the nicest and most thoughtful men I have ever had the privilege to meet. Prayers for the family.

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Robert Cash

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March 25, 2021

One fine fellow sorry to hear of his passing rest in peace old friend

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steve reaves

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March 25, 2021

he was good man, praying for the family.

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Shelby Burford

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March 25, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Elmer's passing, he was an exceptional kind hearted and sweet man that will be missed by many. Prayers to his family in the days to come.

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Billy Marshall

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March 24, 2021

I going to really miss him I love talking to him every day at H.H Restaurant

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Deanna Karnes Carwile and Jack Briggs

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March 24, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family we so loved listening to his stories

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Deanna Karnes Carwile and Jack Briggs

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March 24, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family we so loved listening to his stories

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Deanna Karnes Carwile and Jack Briggs

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March 24, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family we so loved listening to his stories

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CM Davis

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March 24, 2021

So sorry to hear of Elmer's passing. You have our deepest sympathy.

 

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