William N. Elkins Jr.

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William N. "Billy" Elkins Jr. passed away at his home in Athens on Sunday, December 30, 2018. Mr. Elkins, a lifelong resident of Limestone County, was born on May 23, 1928, to William and Cora Pearl Elkins.
He was a farmer, beekeeper, woodworker and school bus driver. He was a member of New Hope Church of Christ for 66 years.
He is preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Floyd, Buford, Roy, Paul, Marvin and Houston; and two sisters, Omie Leming and Mary Robinson.
Survivors include Dorothy Pack Elkins, his wife of 66 years; one daughter, Gayle Lentz; three grandchildren, Michael Crowell and wife Natonya, Julita Nix and husband Lee, Felix Lentz and Christy; and four great-grandchildren, Kenlee Nix, Cotton Crowell, Hannah and Cole Barnes.
Funeral service was 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Bob Watson officiating. Visitation was Wednesday from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home. Burial in Roselawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Randy White, Max Arnold, Steve Pack, Houston Elkins, Larry Elkins and Talbot Elkins. Honorary pallbearers were Felix Lentz and Michael Crowell.
The Elkins and McCann families would like to say a special thanks to the wonderful ladies at Hospice of Limestone County, whose loving care was such a comfort to the family. Also to our wonderful caregivers, Mitzi Corruth, Lisa Moodyham and Gail Steadman.
Published on January 2, 2019
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