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John "Mack" Elmore

August 28, 1945 ~ January 23, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

John "Mack" Elmore Obituary

Mr. John “Mack” Elmore, 78, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, after a recent illness.

He was the son of the late Madison Hugo Elmore, Sr. and Ida Beatrice Lee Elmore. Mr. Elmore  was born in Florence County and attended Olanta schools.  He worked for Florence County maintaining traffic lights and drawbridges for a number of years.  Later he farmed and raised livestock while taking care of his mother. He attended Bethel Baptist Church and St. Paul Methodist Church.

Mr. Elmore was preceded in death by six sisters, Margaret Cribb, Mae Cliff Johnson, Vonda Elmore, Carrie Elmore, Mary Alice Harrelson and Rose Marie Conyers; and three brothers, M. H. Elmore, Jr., Frank Elmore and Richard Elmore.

Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.  His three nieces, Jeanie Elmore, Debbie Smith and Jamea Elmore Thompson had the honor of spending his final weeks by his bedside, making the sweetest memories.

He was an avid gardener. He loved to grow fruits and vegetables and share them with family and friends.  Mr. Elmore loved to grow beautiful flowers as well.  One of his favorite past times was fishing, and he made wonderful memories with his fishing buddies.

There will be a private burial at St. Paul Methodist Church in Coward. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75231.

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