A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late John Thomas and Gertrude Ethel Swafford Clark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel William Elrod; two brothers: Johnnie Clark and Burkett Clark; and son-in-law, Jack Trotter.
She was a member of Jones Chapel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law: Linda and Mike Reynolds of Benton; Billie McCaffrey of Cleveland; and Reba and Robert Kephart of Murphy, N.C.; three brothers: Walter Clark and Wayne Clark, both of Panama City, Fla., and David Clark, of Cleveland; three grandchildren: Bradley Reynolds, Colin McCaffrey and Wesley Kephart; one great-grandson, Connor McCaffrey; one great-granddaughter, Alaina McCaffrey; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no formal visitation or funeral service.
Condolences may be sent to www.laycock-hobbs.com.
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.