Elza Evin Upchurch died at his home in Brownsville on October 18, 2012. Born in Brownsville on April 21, 1929, he was 83. He was the son of Ezra Upchurch and Virginia Sneed Upchurch..
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served in the 82nd Airborn from 1948 to 1950.
He is survived by a son Jim Upchurch of Samon, Idaho; four daughters Dori Frison of Weston, Ore., Lori Kaylor of Milton-Freewater, Ore., Sherri Henshall of Milton-Freewater, Ore., Debbie Walsh of Lake Havasta, Ariz.; step son Marty Barrick of Stanaway, Wash.; sister Irma Dean Hunt and step-daughter Pearl Davis; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandson; other great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
He was cremated and the family is having a graveside memorial service on October 27 at 10 a.m. in the Brownsville Cemetery.