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Elijah Rhea, 88
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McMinnville resident and Grundy County native Elijah Rhea, 88, was born Oct. 10, 1923 and died Nov. 7 at his residence following an extended illness. The retired owner of Rhea Paving, Grundy Limestone, McMinnville Stone and Van Buren Stone, a United States Navy veteran of World War II and member of the Church of Christ, he was the son of the late Oscar and Ethel Scott Rhea. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Elma Wooten, Gladys Winton, Vonda Lewis and Lillie Rhea; special aunt, Lena Rhea and three brothers, Aud, Houston and Lawson Rhea.