April 28, 1938 - February 23, 2019
Elbert Archie Grantham was born on April 28, 1938 to Archie and Velma Grantham. He graduated from Bogalusa High School and immediately went to X-Ray technician school. He lived in New Orleans until his retirement from "Big Charity" after 30 years as an X-ray technician. He then returned home to Bogalusa to live with his mother. Shortly after his retirement, Elbert suffered a massive stroke, and had been a resident of Heritage Manor in Mandeville for the last 23 years.
Elbert was also a veteran having served in the Army for several years.
Elbert had a love for photography and loved to attend parades, especially Mardi Gras and capture the sights. He loved sharing his photography with others and giving them pictures he had taken. Elbert loved airplanes and going to air shows, but his biggest love was his mother Velma. He enjoyed taking her driving all around the south to eat at the best places. Most every weekend they could be found anywhere on the Northshore seeking out the best places to dine.
He is survived by his cousin Lisa Tanner, her children, Ryan and Sarah Tanner, Megan and Josh Herndon, and Lane Tanner. He is also survived by his cousin, Linda Pittman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Velma Hamilton Grantham.
Services celebrating his life will be at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home & Crematory on February 27, 2019. Family will receive friends at 9:00 A.M. and visitation will continue until the funeral services begin at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Greg Whaley will officiate. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
A special thank you to all of the staff and nurses who became part of Elbert's family at Heritage Manor. He was truly loved by all.