Mr. Elmer Caldwell, of Magness, departed this life Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 at Batesville.

He was born Aug. 6, 1919 on Caldwell Mountain in Sulphur Rock, the son of Robert Lee and Bertha (Qualls) Caldwell. Mr. Caldwell was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita (McDoniel) Caldwell; one son, Ronald L. Caldwell; four brothers, Ray Caldwell, Jeff D. Caldwell, Tom W. Caldwell, and John Rollins Caldwell; four sisters, Mary Caldwell Matthews, Katie Caldwell Lindsey, Georgia Caldwell Bolin, and Floy Caldwell Lake; one granddaughter; and one great-great-granddaughter. He is survived by one daughter, Janet Ryan and husband, Tim, of Kansas City, Mo.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and a lifetime of friends. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 at Macedonia Cemetery with Bro. J.B. Milligan officiating. Arrangements by Jackson’s Newark Funeral Home (