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Posted: December 1, 2009 10:42 a.m.

Marshall R. Elizer

Caldwell & Cowan

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Marshall R. Elizer of Covington, passed away November 26, 2009, at the age of 98. Mr. Elizer was a faithful member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, and once served as both treasurer and financial secretary. Mr. Elizer served in both the Korean War and World War II. In addition, he taught at the US Military Academy at West Point for one year during World War II. Mr. Elizer earned his two-year degree from Young Harris College, before transferring to Mercer University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts, and then continuing his education at the University of Georgia where he earned his Masters degree in History and Education. Mr. Elizer retired as a math professor from Oxford College of Emory University, where he once served as Director of Student Services. He was a member, and past president, of the Kiwanis Club of Covington for over 30 years where he received the Hixon Award for outstanding service, a member of Oxford’s Lion Club, and also a member of Oxford Historical Shrine Society, where he served as both president and treasurer. Mr. Elizer was preceded in death by his parents, James Marshall and Rosa Lee Ezell Elizer; and brothers, Alexander B. Elizer and Lee H. Elizer. Survivors include his loving wife, Fran H. Elizer of Covington; daughters and sons-in-law, Roberta (Robbie) E. and Ross M. Piper of Terre Haute, IN, Marcia E. and Don T. Floyd of Covington; grandchildren, Roxanne (Marcy) P. Davis, Lea P. Hollowell, Michael S. Floyd, Thomas M. Floyd; great-grandchildren, Casey, Andrew, Emma, Patrick, Levi, Sarah, Lucia, Lexi; sister, Berta E. Morton of Gray, GA. A Celebration of Life for Mr. Elizer will be held Sunday, December 6, 2009, 2 PM, at Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, with Rev. Brian Dale officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marshall Elizer Endowed Scholarship Fund at Oxford College, Oxford College of Emory University, 100 Hamill Street, Oxford, GA 30054; or Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 117 Oxford, GA 30054.
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