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Elmon Jarvis Anders
September 28, 2023
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On September 28, 2023, the world bid a farewell to an American hero, 1st Sgt Elmon Jarvis Anders, who passed away with his loving sons by his side at the age of 92. He was born on April 29th, 1931, to the late Joseph Bernice Anders and Annie Elizabeth Johnson.
Jarvis Anders was a patriot from a young age, driven by a deep sense of duty and love for his country. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the United States Army. He displayed remarkable valor and dedication during his two tours in the Korean War, where he received the Bronze Star showcasing his unwavering commitment to defending the freedoms, we hold dear.
His military career spanned two incredible decades, during which he exemplified the values of honor, integrity, and selflessness that define our armed forces. His service to our nation is a testament to his courage and dedication, and we are forever grateful for his sacrifices.
Jarvis found love and happiness and on December 12th, 1953, he married Alice Shirley Hunter. Their love story was a testament to enduring love, and they shared a life filled with laughter, joy, and unwavering support for one another for over 63 years.
Jarvis leaves behind a legacy of love and strength that will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to know him. He is survived by his two loving sons, Elmon Curtis Anders and Daryl Keith Anders, and wife, Deanna Kaye Anders. The bond he shared with his family was a source of immense pride and happiness throughout his life.
In addition to his sons and daughter-in-law, Jarvis is survived by six grandchildren: Erin Lane Anders, Tiffany Anne Stevens husband Clayton Stevens, Ryan Curtis Anders, Ashton Brooke Pritchett, Abby Blair Pritchett, Kaleb Dawson Anders and a son-in-law Curtis Wayne Pritchett. He played a significant role in their lives, imparting wisdom, love and cherished memories that will be passed down through the generations.
Jarvis is proceeded in death by his wife Alice Shirley Anders and daughter Alice Yvonne Pritchett.
1st Sgt Elmon Jarvis Anders will be remembered not only for his remarkable military service but also for the love and kindness he bestowed upon his family and friends. He leaves behind a void that can never be filled, but his memory will continue to shine brightly in our hearts, reminding us of the enduring strength and love that he represented.
As we say our final goodbyes to this remarkable man, may we find solace in knowing that his spirit lives on in the hearts of all who were privileged to know him. Rest in peace, 1st Sgt Elmon Jarvis Anders, and thank you for your service and the love you shared with us all.
The Family will receive friends and family Monday from 10:00 to 11:00 at the Grandview Cemetery 2809 N US 421 Hwy, Clinton, NC 28328. The grave side service will be Monday at 11:00 and the Rev. Penny Ziemer officiating. In lieu of flowers the family request a donation to Carr Memorial Church c/o of Jane Brewer 1801 Pan Handle Rd Faison, NC 28341.