Elva Louise Rhodes
Elva Louise Rhodes
  • September 7, 1923 - December 20, 2017
  • Hot Springs, Arkansas

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Elva Louise Rhodes, 94, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, December 20th, 2017, and as a believer in Jesus Christ is now a resident of Heaven! She was born September 7th, 1923 in Hot Springs to the late Matthew and Creacy Kizziar Laing.

Elva was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. She served our Lord as a missionary in Yemen for over six years. Her family at First Baptist Church will miss her dearly.

She was retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. and a member of the Telephone Pioneers. After her retirement, she volunteered at St. Joseph's Hospital and was employed as a secretary at Lakeshore Heights Baptist Church and First Christian Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Pete Rhodes; son, Ronnie Rhodes; and her brother, Howard Laing.

Cherishing her memory are daughter in law, Nancy Rhodes; grandchildren, Russ Rhodes (Danna), and Robin Fountain; great-grandchildren, Luke and Hayden Rhodes, Karli and Brody Fountain; and three nieces, Sarah Howland, Virginia Miller, and Karen Teague.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM, Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at Morning Star Cemetery with Bro. John McCallum officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in her memory.

The online obituary, guestbook, and memorial tribute are available at www.GrossFuneralHome.com.