March 20, 1924 - October 9, 2013
Elvia Lau, of Salem, son of the late John Bert Lau and Beulah Cochran Lau, was born March 20, 1924 in Camp, AR. He died Oct. 9, 2013 at South Fork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem, at the age of 89 years 6 months and 19 days.
He was united in marriage to Lella Bell Lau on May 19, 1949. He served his country in the United States Military during the Korean War. He was a self employed bridge engineer for many years and was also a deputy sheriff for Fulton County at one point in his career. He was a member of the Salem First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his son, Jeff Lau of Searcy; grandchildren: Mandy and Jamie Smith and Teddy Jeter; great-grandchild, Colton Smith, a sister-in-law, Jean Lau of Batesville; two nieces, Janice Roberts of Springdale and Jinger Farleigh of Batesville, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lella, a son, Jared Lau, two sisters, Roxie Lau and Wilma Jean Hutson; his brother, John Henry Lau; and two nephews, Jim Hutson and Darrell Hutson andhis father and mother.
Services are Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at Cox-Blevins Chapel beginning at 10 am with burial to follow in Byron Cemetery under the direction of Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem.