Mamie Durand McElreath of Covington, passed away December 30, 2016, at 93 years of age. Lovingly known as “Granny”, Mrs. McElreath was born and raised in Jersey, GA, and always had very fond memories of the years she spent on the farm. A charter member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church, Mrs. McElreath enjoyed completing word search books and traveling to the mountains. She loved her home and family and cherished the time she spent with her four great-granddaughters. Mrs. McElreath was the last surviving child of eight siblings. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 43 years, Troy E. Durand; second husband, A.L. McElreath; son, Jerry Durand; sisters, Norma Wright, Sara Lawhorn, Ella Osborne, Frances Fleming; brothers, Buddy McCord, Tom McCord, Billy McCord; and son-in-law, Thomas H. Maloy.
Survivors include her daughter Mary Linda Durand Maloy; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce Wayne and Martha Jane House Durand; grandchildren, Thomas J. and Brande Maloy, Anthony T. Maloy, Julie P. Durand Chupp and husband, Barry, Leslie R. Durand; great-grandchildren, Katherine Maloy, Jill E. Maloy, Torie G. Maloy, Bailey N. Chupp; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service for Mrs. McElreath will be held Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 3 p.m., at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, Covington, with Rev Kenny Dockins, Rev. Todd Hiel, and Rev. James West officiating. Interment will follow in Lawnwood Memorial Park. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home prior to the service on Tuesday, from 1 – 2:45 p.m.