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Owen Funeral Home

12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, GA

OBITUARY

Roland Elrod

May 10, 1959June 3, 2019
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Mr. Willie Roland Elrod, Jr., age 60, of Cartersville, Georgia, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019, at his residence.

Roland was born on May 10, 1959, in Cartersville, Georgia, to the late Mr. Willie Roland Elrod, Sr. and Mrs. Mary Ann Elrod.

Roland grew up in Cartersville and graduated from Cass High School in 1977. He played football and baseball as a child and all throughout school. He went into business after graduating from high school, continuing in his father's hardwood flooring business. He owned and operated Elrod's Hardwood Flooring, in conjunction with his brother Tony Elrod, for all of his working career. He was active at Friendship Baptist Church, where he oversaw the construction of the addition of a youth ministry wing. He loved his family, especially his little grandson, Tate. He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Roland is preceded in death by his parents. He is also preceded in death by his son, Christopher 'Bubba' Elrod; his sister, Sherry Moore.

He is survived by his loving wife of forty years, Helen 'Johnni' Elrod. He is also survived by his daughter, Susan 'Lulu' Elrod; his brother, Tony (Cindy) Elrod, and his sister, Phyllis (Scott) Oglesby; his grandson, Tate Roland Elrod.

A Celebration of Life Service to honor and remember Roland will be conducted on Friday, June 7, 2019, at two o'clock in the afternoon in the Chapel of Owen Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam Braswell officiating. Roland will be laid to rest in Kingston Cemetery immediately following the service. Serving as pallbearers for the service are Will Oliver, Nick Carter, Jarrod Collins, Tobie Collins, Will Fraser, Jerry Hillhouse, and Samuel Hillhouse.

The family will receive friends for visitation at the funeral home on Thursday, June 6, 2019, from five o'clock in the afternoon until nine o'clock in the evening.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Roland's honor to the American Lung Association and COPD Foundation (link below).

Friends are cordially invited to visit www.owenfunerals.com to leave fond memories of Roland, as well as condolences and expressions of sympathy for his family.

Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, Georgia 30120, is honored to have been entrusted with the arrangements for Mr. Willie Roland Elrod.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 6, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, June 7, 2019

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von camp

June 15, 2019

My sincere condolences for his immediate loved ones. I will always fondly remember Roland for the warm and friendly person that he was. He is with God in heaven now.

shannon Jafolis

June 5, 2019

So glad that I got to spend quite a few days with Roland on Allatoona, he was always willing to share anything that he had with anyone. He will be missed greatly.

Sandra DeVore

June 4, 2019

Little Roland, my cousin you will be missed. Although we were miles apart you were sill close in my heart. I cherish our summers together when we all got together as kids and the Christmas family gatherings. You are a good man, cousin, and nephew, Mom always told me everything you did for her. Thank You and I love you! God be with you ...

Linda Cagle

June 4, 2019

Praying for the family.

Pamela Andrews

June 4, 2019

Oh Lulu and Jonnie, I'm so sorry. Rowland was always full of life and we all knew how much he loved his family. Just know that we love you and thinking about you.

Thomas & Cindy Glawson

June 4, 2019

Roland was one of the good guys. A true family man that always talked about his kids & grandson with so much pride & love. We will always remember when he came and worked on our house in Cartersville. He was the boss that got it done but kept us laughing. God bless him and may the Holy Spirit comfort his family. ❤️

Billie Nathan (Moore)

June 4, 2019

I will always treasure the times I would come up and spend time with you all on the house boat! You always treated me kind and was always welcoming. May you Rest In Peace friend!! Until we meet again!!

Dianne Barton

June 4, 2019

You will be missed, I have no words!!
I will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers!!

Charlotte Wade

June 4, 2019

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