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Elijah Richard Poore, 84
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McMinnville resident and White County native Elijah Richard Poore, 84, was born April 29, 1937 and died Nov. 24 at his residence following an extended illness.      

A veteran of the United States Army and retired supervisor from Century Electric (Magnetek), he was the son of the late Arthur and Beulah Bice Poore. He was married to Elizabeth Angel Poore of McMinnville on Jan. 20, 1961. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Poore is survived by brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Louise Poore of Sparta, and the Cassville community and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at New Hope Cemetery in the Cassville community of White County. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at High’s. The family would like to express their appreciation to Rachel, Carl, Traci, Melinda, and Avalon Hospice for the wonderful care they provided. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Nov. 26, 2021