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Marie (Hollifield) Elkins

November 29, 1946 ~ February 24, 2018 (age 71)

            Marie H. Elkins, age 71, of Burnsville, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at her home.   A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Jack and Magnolia Hollifield and the wife of Zenus W. Elkins, who passed away in 2015.  She was also preceded in death by siblings: Lawrence Hollifield, Frank Hollifield and Elna Rathburn.  Marie liked to watch birds and loved to travel. On her travels, she got to visit Italy, Ireland, Germany and many other places.  She will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her.  

            Surviving is her sons: Russell Elkins and wife, June, of Burnsville, Joe Elkins and wife, Alice Ann, of Green Mountain; daughter, Cristy Fox and husband, Jeff, of Burnsville; grandchildren: Austin Elkins, Blake Elkins, Sarah Elkins, Skyler Fox and Isaac Fox; special brother, Thad Hollifield of Burnsville. Several other extended family members also survive.

            Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 in the Chapel of  Yancey Funeral Service. Rev. John Hudgins will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. prior to the service. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 1st, 2018 in the Eddie McMahan Cemetery. 

            Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Yancey County at 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714. 

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