Elmer Hume, 77, of rural Napton, died Friday, March 5, 2004, in rural Napton.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at First Baptist Church in Marshall. Rev. N. Paul Callahan, Rev. Wayne Doolin and Rev. Vernon Maxted will officiate. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 8, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall and from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Pallbearers will be Jerry Leimkuehler, Alfred Leimkuehler, Dan Allen, Tom Fitzgerald, Larry Aldredge and Ed Phillips. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Mikels, Gordon Buckner, Bill Paxton, Charles Stedem, Larry Charles, Harland Hoffman and Bill Lamkin. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall with military rites at graveside. Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Born Aug. 16, 1926, in Saline County, he was the son of the late James P. Hume and Clara M. Leimkuehler Hume. He had lived in Saline and Cooper counties his entire life. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Marshall, where he served as a deacon for 48 years, as a trustee and on several church committees. He was also a member of the church choir, Deacons' Quartet and the New Haven Men's Sunday school class. He was a farmer and owner/operator of Hume Egg Company. He was a member of Pilot Grove American Legion Post No. 266 and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was also a 1944 graduate of Marshall High School.
Survivors include one sister, Marian Hume of Wingate, N.C.