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Carlton Orlando Elder

June 28, 1939 — December 30, 2023

Farmville, VA

Carlton O. Elder, born June 28, 1939, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2023 at home
surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of almost 64 years, Mary
Newman Elder, his three children, Pamela Pietrzak (John) of Virginia Beach, Virginia, James Elder
(Darrell), of Powhatan, Virginia and Michele Morris, also of Powhatan, Virginia. He is also survived by his
seven grandchildren, Nicholas Pietrzak, Tristan Pietrzak (Diana), Morgan Day (Rick), Max Pietrzak, James
Elder, Jr., Sam Bradbury and Sierra Elder. He also leaves behind six great grandchildren, Richard and
Benjamin Day, Noah Pietrzak, Vincent Day, Miles Pietrzak and Camilla Day. Carlton was born and raised
in Farmville, Virginia and moved to Powhatan, Virginia as a young adult. He retired from Beaumont
Juvenile Correctional Center after a distinguished 30-plus year career. Carlton was an avid hunter and
fisherman and loved tending to his legendary vegetable gardens. He is preceded in death by his parents,
John and Louise Elder, his brothers, John and Jasper Elder, his sister, Charlotte Etherton and his nephew
Johnny Ray Etherton.
Services are private.

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