HELEN RAYE ELKINS, 85, of East Lynn, W.Va., passed away Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was born July 21, 1935 at Jeffrey, W.Va., a daughter of the late Walter and Virginia Dickerson. Her husband of 50 years, Walter Elkins also preceded her in death along with two sisters, Clo Ann Mathis, and Yvonne Talbert, and one infant grandson, Joseph Stephens. Helen was a member of Canada Chapel Church and formerly worked at Ballard’s.
Survivors include one daughter, Brenda (Roger) Stephens; two sons, Gary Elkins, and Jerry Elkins, all of East Lynn; five grandchildren, Sara, Julie, Jamie, Nicholas, and Thomas; four great grandchildren, Jarrett and Ryan Chaney and Emmalea and Taylor Smith; and one great-great grandchild Mia Chaney.
Also surviving are two sisters, Alice “Penny” Pendleton, of Roanoke, Va., and Delva Joyce of Mich.; two brothers, Larry (Pat) Dickerson of Oh., and Walter Dickerson of Ceredo, W.Va.; and several nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Larry Carico officiating. Burial will follow in the Asbury Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
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