McELREATH, Rufus Rufus McElreath, age 82, of Decatur, GA passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013. He served in the United States Air Force, and retired from the City of Atlanta Police Department as Detective with 28 years of service. He was a member of the Ruff Masonic Lodge #240 F. & A.M. in Anderson, SC, and the Yaarab Shrine. He is survived by his wife, Betty Chambers McElreath of Decatur, GA; children, Randy Candy McElreath of Panama City, FL, Susan Henthorn of Gainesville, GA; sisters, Thelma Ann Wallace and Dorothy Tant; five grandchildren, five great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 3, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel with Rev. Darryl Womack and Cynthia Vickers officiating. A graveside service will follow at 4:00 p.m. at New Silver Brook Cemetery, Anderson, SC. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Yaarab Shrine Hospital Fund, 400 Ponce de Leon Avenue, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30308. Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel 770 469-9811. Express condolences at

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  1. Susan and family…. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this time of loss. We know he will be greatly missed.

  2. I remember uncle Rufus telling me when I became a police officer. Treat everyone the way you would want them to treat you. His advise always paid off. He was always kind to everyone. He will be missed.

  3. Betty, please let us know if we can do anything for you. Call us anytime 706-234-0906.

  4. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mac’s family. Mac was like a grandfather to me for many years growing up at Peachstate Sportsman Club. I will never forget the hunting stories and lessons he taught me. Mac will always be considered a part of the Dickerson family. I pray you and your family find peace at this time.

  5. So very sorry to hear of Rufus’ passing. Our prayers are with the family and friends.

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