Vera Lee Elder


Vera Lee Elder, age 87, formerly of Forest Park, GA, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
Mrs. Elder was born on January 7, 1932, in Buchanan, GA, daughter of the late D.W. McAdams and Doris Larkin McAdams.
Mrs. Elder was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a faithful servant of the Lord and a proud member of the Baptist Faith.  She loved tending to her flower gardens and sewing in her spare time. She was a long time member of a Home Maker’s Club in Jonesboro, GA and truly was an excellent at making crafts. She was an outstanding baker and was very well known for her recipes for candy, cakes and sweets. Every year during the Christmas season, she made fudge for all of her husband, Lester’s coworkers at Ford Motor Company, and to this day, the tradition lives on after she shared her recipe with them.  Mr. and Mrs. Elder also enjoyed vacationing across the country and into Canada in their RV.
She is preceded in death by her brothers, Charles and Carlton McAdams.
Mrs. Elder is survived by her loving husband of sixty-seven years, Lester Elder;  daughter, Lynn (Dean) Bagwell; son, Mark (Terri) Elder; grandchildren, Andy and Matt Elder, Tyler (Britney) Bagwell and Bentley (Amanda) Bagwell; great-grandchildren, McKinley, Peyton and Jaxon Bagwell; brother, Cecil McAdams; several nieces and nephews; beloved dog, Lucy.
A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at one o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday the 1
st of June, 2019, at Bartow Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 2851 Hwy 140, Rydal, GA 30171, with Rev. Mark Rackley officiating. Interment will immediately follow in the church cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers are Andy Elder, Matt Elder, Tyler Bagwell, Bentley Bagwell, Dan McAdams and Kenneth McAdams.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from ten o’clock in the morning until the service hour at Bartow Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Elder’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Please visit to post tributes and sign the on-line register.
Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120 has charge of the arrangements.