Robert Gordon Elder Robert Gordon Elder, 89, of Dillsboro, passed away Monday, January 9, 2006 at the Waters of Ross Manor, Dillsboro. He was born November 18, 1916, in Ohio County, the son of William and Maude Helbert Elder, both deceased. He married Evelyn Elder of Dillsboro, and she survives. Survivors also include sons Dennis of Dillsboro and Richard of Cincinnati, OH; daughter Victoria Elder of Atlanta, GA; brothers Marvey of Greensburg; Bill of Rising Sun; Vernon and Larry of Dillsboro; sisters Elsie Wilding of Jupiter, FL and Mary Opal Scott of Dillsboro. He was preceded in death by stepson Carroll Housemeyer; brothers James and Wilber; sisters Jessie Smith, Freda Elder and Margaret “Peggy” Baker. Mr. Elder was the former General Manager of SEI Rural Telephone Coop. He was a 50-year Mason in the Masonic Lodge, and a past member of the American Legion Post. Visitation will be Friday, January 13 from 5-8:00 p.m. at the Ulrich Filter Funeral Home, Dillsboro. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 14 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Olive Branch Cemetery, Bear Branch. Memorials may be given to the charity of donor’s choice.