Funeral services for Mr. Ernest Gene Elkins, 93, of Gainesboro,
TN, will be held at 2 P.M. on Monday, January 13, 2020, at
Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro,
TN. Burial will follow in the Pharris Cemetery in the McCoinsville
community of Jackson County, TN.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 12 Noon – 7 P.M.,
and Monday from 11 A.M. until time of services.
He passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020, at Mabry Health
Care Center in Gainesboro, TN.
He was born June 20, 1926, in Jackson County, TN, to the late
Lewis Elkins and Josie Mae Stafford Elkins. On May 29, 1950,
he was married to the late Reba Marie Haney Elkins, who
passed away May 2, 2002. He worked as a construction
secretary at Elk Mt. Construction, and was a member of the
Gainesboro Church of Christ. He also served in the U.S. Army
during World War II.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by
1 Sister: Elise Elkins Bowman.
Survivors include 2 Sons: Tommy Lewis (Susan) Elkins and
Donnie (Donna) Elkins, all of Gainesboro, TN; 2 Grandchildren:
Anna Marie Elkins (Jackson) Moran of Nashville, TN, and Andy
(Kelly) Elkins of Naples, FL; 5 Great Grandchildren: Riley
Marie Moran, Maddox Anderson Elkins, Jackson Reese Moran,
Caroline Mae Elkins, and Baylor Gray Elkins Moran; 2 Step
Grandchildren: Daniel Taylor (Rachel Nicole) Sutton and
Megan Leigh (Ben Lee) Swann; and 5 Step Great Grandchildren:
Audrey Kate Sutton, Scarlette Claire Sutton, Campbell Rose
Swann, Nora Leigh Swann, and Liddie Blane Swann.
Bro. Johnny Fox and Bro. Jimmy Anderson will officiate at the
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
Pharris Cemetery by contacting the funeral home.
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