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Donald Ray Elkins Sr.

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Donald Ray Elkins, Sr.

CHILLICOTHE: Donald Ray Elkins, Sr., 77 of Chillicothe entered Heaven February 27, 2013 at Adena. He was born January 3, 1936 the son of the late Romie and Louisa McCoy Elkins. He was also predeceased by his wife, Karen (Mead) Elkins; brother, Jimmy Elkins and son-in-law, Howie Payne.

Surviving are his children, Donald (Tammy) Elkins, Paula (Ray) Lawrence, Sandi Payne, William Todd Elkins, Mathue Elkins, all of Chillicothe, Linda (Eddie) Burns of Gallagher, WV; sisters, Charlotte (Roger) McCormick and Yvonne (Wallace) Skeens and Billie Elkins; 19 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

He was the owner of D& K Bait shop for over 33 years, retired Kenworth employee and was a Korean Army veteran.

Funeral services will be Sunday 2:30 p.m. at the Hill Funeral Home, Kingston. Burial with the Ross County Honor Guard will follow in the Springbank Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hill's. Online registry at

The family would like to thank everyone for their outpouring of loving and support during his illness and support after the fire. A special thanks to the Intensive Care Unit at Adena Medical Center.

Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on Mar. 1, 2013
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