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Obituary-Horton Elrod



Horton Elrod, 79, of the Porterfield Community of Cannon County, Tenn., died March 28, 2010. He was born Sept. 24, 1930. He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Montgomery Elrod and Shellie (Sneed) Elrod. He was also preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law that raised him after the death of his parents, Clark and Willie (Hoover) Elrod; also by brothers, Austin Elrod, Rye Elrod, McKeller Elrod, Woodrow Elrod, Burly Elrod, Walter Elrod, Eag Elrod and Howard Elrod; sisters, Jean Brown, Frances Johnson, Madeline Campbell, Minnie Elrod and Elaine Shirley.
           
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Elrod of Porterfield; step-son, John and Vivian Dorris of Milton; step-daughter, Ann and Kerry Stinson of Smyrna; grandchildren, Winston, Rachel and Houston Dorris; sister, Jane Smithson of Milton; niece, Shellie and Donnie Pelham of Bradyville; as well as, several other nieces and nephews.
           
Elrod was a member of the Antioch Church of Christ. Mr. Elrod was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving during the Korean War. He worked for the Armour Cheese Plant and for the Stock Barn in years past. He has been a life long farmer breeding and raising horses and cattle, a long time Farm Bureau member and a member of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association and was a noted breeder within the Association. 

At the age of eight years Elrod attended the first Walking Horse Celebration with family members who showed colts that year in 1939. Elrod attended every Celebration since that time except in 1952 when he was in military service. He trained and raised the following outstanding horses to show at the Celebration: Go Boy's Jet Star, Delight's Liver Dan, Pride's Red Beauty, Jubilee's Hard Copy, Nationwide Pride, Pusher's Misty Star, Sun's Midnight Mark, Dangerous TNT, Pride's Sugartime, I'm On Edge, He's Taylor Made, Sun's Midnight Mark, Go Boy's Cannonball E., Nationwide Pride, Pusher's Misty Star, My Midnight Ann, Go Boy's Splendor and many other fine horses. He enjoyed having his family take part and spend time in the training, breeding and raising of the horses and cattle on his farm. 

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