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Elzie Eugene Prater, 82

Funeral service for Mr. Elzie Eugene Prater, 82, of Jacksonville, will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23, at First Baptist Church of Jacksonville. Dr. Derek Staples, Rev. Truman Norred and Rev. Bill Caudle will officiate.  Burial will follow at Jacksonville City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Sunday from noon until the service hour at the church.

Mr. Prater passed away Dec. 19 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Bonnie Perry Prater; brother Harry Prater Sr.; and brother-in-law Jerry Cantrell.

Mr. Prater was a native of McMinnville before entering the Army in 1953. He retired in 1980 with the rank of SFC. He also retired from Anniston Army Depot where he was a security officer. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Yun Prater; his sister, Treva Cantrell; his brothers, Mason Prater (Joy), Oliver Prater, Leonard Prater, Howell Prater (Melissa); and Duane Prater (Sharon); sister-in-law, Aejin Chang (Kapsun); and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Howell Prater, Keith Thomas, Kenny Prater, Breydon Jones, Neal Estes and Todd Grider.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Dec. 23, 2018