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Rachel Elder DeJarnette

November 1, 1926 - March 11, 2016

Burial Date March 14, 2016

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Rachel DeJarnette Elder, 89, of Brookneal passed away Friday, March 11, 2016. She was the wife of the late William Royal Elder, Jr.

Mrs. Elder was born in Halifax County, November 1, 1926, daughter of the late Jasper DeJarnette and Louise Crabtree DeJarnette. She was a member of Brookneal Baptist Church and former member of the Brookneal Town Council. Mrs. Elder was also a member of The Daughters of The American Revolution, Red Hill Chapter.

She is survived by three sons, William R. “Bill” Elder, III (Debbie) of Forest; Howard T. Elder (Trudy) of Brookneal, Barry S. Elder (Faye) of Brookneal; one daughter, Hope Elder Marstin (James) of Brookneal; eight grandchildren, Jamey Elder (Heather) of Evington, Landon Elder (Christie) of Altavista, Amber Moore (Ramsey) of Lynchburg, Stephanie McLane of Lynchburg, Angela Churchhill (Matt) of Alexandria, Hallie Elder of Virginia Beach, Ginny Vilushis (Robert) of Savannah, Georgia, and Kristin Marstin of Lynchburg; three step-grandchildren, Danielle, Sarah, and Sam Shutt; one sister, Jeanette Basilico (John) of Warren, Michigan, one sister-in-law, Maxine Barnett of Suffolk, and 11 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Falwell.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 14, 2016 at Brookneal Baptist Church by the Rev. Doug Saunders with interment to follow in the Wickliffe Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday, March 13, 2016, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Henderson Funeral Home, Brookneal, and at the residence other times.

Memorial contributions may be made to Brookneal Baptist Church, P. O. Box 366, Brookneal, VA 24528 or to Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation (Red Hill), 1250 Red Hill Road, Brookneal, VA 24528.