Emily Evelyn Elkins Harper, age 94, of the Hardin community died Sunday, June 16, 2019. She was born December 6, 1924, in Jefferson County, to Lee and Mattie Ann Bain Elkins. She was reared and educated at White Hall and Hardin schools, graduating from Hardin High School.
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Evelyn was a member of Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church and the Adult Bible Sunday School Class. She was a homemaker and worked at the Harper’s American Service Station, which she and her husband, Hughey, owned until retirement.
Evelyn was preceded in death on October 26, 2011 by her husband, Hughey, whom she married on October 1, 1950; her parents; one brother, Edward Elkins; three sisters, Ida Elkins McCarley Eckl, Alma Elkins Grumbles, and Mattie Elizabeth Elkins McCarley.
Evelyn is survived by some wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, June 21, 2019 at the Hardin Cemetery with Reverend Kenneth Thornton officiating. There will be no formal visitation. Honorary pallbearers will be “Butch” Carlton Rhodes, Bruce McConnell, Dennis Corley, Benjamin Little, Mike Harper, Thomas Wilson, and Buddy Dyke.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church or the Hardin Cemetery or donor’s favorite charity.