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The First Responder Family Says Goodbye


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 Final arrangements:

Visitation will be 6:00-8:00pm Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Emerson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Friday in Emerson Memorial Chapel with burial to follow at Pine Log Cemetery. For the full obituary, please click the Emerson Funeral Home link here:



The First Responder family is mourning the loss of one of their own this morning. Rickey Elder passed away this morning, and his passing has left a void. Rickey was a part-time EMT for Emerson Ambulance Service for many years, and was also a Reserve Deputy for Craighead County Sheriff's Office. He spent his life serving others, and he will be missed. Craighead County Sheriff's Office and Detention Center offers our deepest sympathies to his family and co-workers. Rest easy, Rickey. We will take it from here. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.