OBITUARY: The Morning Press, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, Friday, September 17, 1971 James R. McElrath Sr., eighty-six, of Nescopeck R.D.1 died unexpectedly yesterday at his home. He was born Dec. 28, 1885, in Beaver Springs, Pa., a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John McElrath. He moved to the Berwick area in 1902 and was employed by ACF Industries until 1953. During this time he also operated a farm on Nescopeck R.D.1. He was a member of Albright United Methodist Church, Nescopeck; Knights of Malta; IOOF Lodge and past president of Nescopeck Hunting and Rifle Club. His wife, the former Fannie Swank, died in 1965. Surviving are two sons, James R. McElrath Jr., Nescopeck and S. Glen McElrath, South Williamsport; a sister, Mrs. William (Ella) Bawn, Lewistown; a grandson, Kenneth McElrath, at home; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from the G. Richard Mayo Funeral Home, Berwick, on Sunday at two p.m. with Rev. Melvin Whitmire, pastor of First United Methodist Church, Williamsport, officiating. Burial will be in Elan Memorial Park.