Elkins, John Robert

Elkins, John Robert Age: 79

Passed Away: 2011-02-02

Funeral Home:

Mr. John Robert Elkins, 79, of Locust Grove, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. Robert was born in Locust Grove, the son of the late Daniel and Ada Benton Elkins. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Lamar, Richard, D.H., and Jack. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Dee Elkins, of Locust Grove; children, Jeff and Sandy Elkins, David and Faye Howard, Bruce and Brenda Howard, and Lisa and David Hobbs; grandchildren, Leslie Savchak, Mandi Howard, Brandy White, Austin Howard, Brad Elkins, Ryan Elkins, Josh Crane, Jacob Crane, Jennifer Faircloth and Keith Brenner; great-grandchildren, Luke Savchak, Jimmy White, Elijah Crane, Emma Faircloth, and Caleb Faircloth; many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, Feb. 4, from 5 p.m., to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 11a.m., at the Locust Grove United Methodist Church. Rev. Bill Curington, Rev. Dale Fuller and Rev. Dr. Doug Gilreath will officiate the service. Interment will follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of choice, or the Building Fund, or Preschool, of Locust Grove United Methodist Church. Haisten Funeral Home – McDonough, (770) 914-8833, haistenfunerals.com.