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Tuesday July 2nd, 2019
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Donald Hugh Elkins

Donald H. Elkins, 72, of Switzer, passed away June 29, 2019 at Logan Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness.
He was an active member of New Life Freewill Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Army.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Jonah and Marie Hughes Elkins and one grandson, Timothy Elkins, II.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 50 years, Lana Sue Ferguson; one son, Tim (Melanie) Elkins of Omar, and one daughter, Tammy (Ray) Albright of Logan; 2 brothers, Jack (Iris) Elkins of North Carolina, Jonah Elkins Jr (Norma) of Micco, and 3 sisters, Jonetta (Wayne) Barnette of Tenn., Debra (James) Jeffers of Micco, and Dianna (Stan) Gambrel of Kentucky.  Don had 3 grandchildren that he loved dearly, Larra Dawn Elkins, Emma Marie Elkins, and Charlie Sue Albright; a special, long time friend, Mike Veres,  and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Don loved many things in life. He spent several years running the horse stables at the park where he took people out on trails and wagon rides.  Many will remember his time spent coaching on the ballfields, whether it be midget league football or little league baseball.  He enjoyed working with the youth, teaching them more than just sports. He was a friend and mentor to them, and touched far more lives than he ever knew. Above all, and beyond measure, he loved his family, whom he was always there, day or night.
Services will be 1:00 PM Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at New Life Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Alvis Porter officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 6-9pm.

Pallbearers will be Tim Elkins, J.D. Vinson, Mark Hatcher, Ray Albright, Jack and Jason Elkins.

Collins Funeral Home of Switzer is in charge of the arrangements.



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Don will be missed by many friends and loved ones. Condolences to the family.

Charles Cook Jul 2 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your families loss. Darrell and want to send our heartfelt condolences to you Sue, Timmy ,Tammy and the rest of the family and friends. He was a wonderful man , father ,husband and friend . He will be missed

Darrell and Gearoldine Campbell Jul 2 2019 12:00 AM

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Donald Hugh Elkins, give you peace, comfort and strength

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of .

US Army Veteran, Donald Hugh Elkins, is A True American Hero God Bless

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Cheryl J Skinner, Tri-State Military Veterans Museum Jul 1 2019 12:00 AM


Expression of Sympathy Jul 1 2019 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy for your loss. He will be missed. Love and prayers

Tresa Morris Jul 1 2019 12:00 AM