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Rites held for Charles Elkins

Charles Elkins, 59, died March 6 at Holston Valley Medical Center.

A son of the late James Oscar and Cora Newsome Elkins, he was also preceded in death by three brothers, Jerry Elkins, Terry Elkins and Ronnie Keith Elkins; a sister, Jennifer Lynn Elkins; his grandparents, Johnny and Minnie Dale Elkins and Sam and Dollie Newsome; and a brother-in-law, Jeff Hobbs.

Mr. Elkins attended Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind in Staunton, Va. He worked with his father and his brother in a logging business and enjoyed a scrap metal hobby in his later years.

He was a member of Caney Creek Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Benjamin “B.J.” Large and wife Shannon; grandchildren, Ariel, Isaac and Benson; sisters, Delores “Dee” Stanley and husband Greg, Wise, Va., Geneva Varner and husband Gary and Teresa Boggs and husband Shane, all of Pound, Va., and Angela Hobbs, Clintwood, Va.; and brothers, Jimmy Elkins and wife Novia, Tony Elkins and wife Donna, Steve Elkins and Jeff Elkins, all of Pound, Va.

Funeral services were held March 9, in Pound, Va. Burial was at the Elkins family cemetery.

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