Funeral services for MSG (RET) Leighton Corey Elkins, 90, of Blackville, SC will be held four p.m., Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Ghents Branch Baptist Church with the Reverend Sunny Mooney officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with U. S. Military honors accorded. The family will receive friends from six to eight p.m. on Friday, July 28th at Folk Funeral Home, Denmark, SC. Memorial contributions may be sent to Family Life Center, Ghents Branch Church, 1974 Ghents Branch Road, Denmark, SC 29042, Wounded Warrior Project, 701 Greene St., Augusta, GA 30901 or a VA charity of one’s choice. Mr. Leighton passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017.
Born in Denmark, SC he was a son of the late Jefferson Anion Elkins and Rebecca Haseltine Smoak Elkins and was married to the late Dorothy Huffman Elkins for 62 years. He was a member of Ghents Branch Baptist Church. He received an associate’s degree in HVAC, was manager of the Bi-Rite in Barnwell for a number of years, was an avid hunter and fisherman. He retired as a MSG/E8 from the U. S. Army, loved his family and was especially proud of his service and for the men and women who serve their country.
Survivors include his daughters Debbie E. (Carlton) Owens of Blackville, Beverly J. (Jimmy) Castro of Aiken, Brenda E. (Darrell) Ferraro of Appling, GA, Marian E. (Leonard) Collins of Sylvania, GA, Connie E. (Henry) Moore of Aiken; 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter Dorothy Lynn Elkins; his sisters Edna Drake, Gladys Hair; his brothers Marion, Quentis, Thurman, Floyd, Elisha, Benjamin and Boyd Elkins.
Folk Funeral Home Inc. Denmark, SC
Friday July 28th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
17536 Heritage Highway
Denmark, SC 29042
Ghents Branch Baptist Church
Saturday July 29th, 2017
1974 Ghents Branch Road
Denmark, SC 29042
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Connie & Family , Very Sorry to hear of your Father's passing ...I know he was a very Good Man and with him & your Mother they raised a beautiful Family . It shows through with all of you . I Thank him for his Service to Our Country & a Long Held Salute to him....Everyone of the Elkins Family are in our thoughts and prayers . God Bless you all . Our Deepest Sympathy with you . Kenny & Cindy Love
Submitted by Kenneth E. Love on Jul 29 2017 11:38:12 PM
So sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a great earthly man who knows not only flesh and blood, but rejoyce in the presence, this day, with the Father and Son! Prayers for this difficult time!
With Great Love,
Sharon and Robbie Wise ❤
Submitted by Sharon and Robbie Wise on Jul 29 2017 03:11:09 PM
I am sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in the resurrection promise at John 5:28,29 that reads; "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming when all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." The Bible gives us hope that one day our dead loved ones will be brought back to life.
Submitted by R Brown on Jul 29 2017 08:39:25 AM
Caroline Gunby lit a candle for MSG (RET) Leighton Elkins
Caroline Gunby lit a candle on Jul 28 2017 08:38:02 PM
You have been a great role model as I grew up and became a parent myself. I will miss the fishing trips and the stories. We love you and I'm going to miss you terribly. I'm glad you are seeing grandma and aunt Lynn. I'm glad you don't hurt anymore.
Submitted by Caroline and Phillip Gunby on Jul 28 2017 08:36:58 PM
...and the Angels heard your voice and their hearts smiled and God said, "welcome home, son"...
My deepest condolences to all the Elkins girls! I love you all and you are in my prayers.
Submitted by Leigh DePrince on Jul 28 2017 08:12:47 PM
Debbie, Beverly, Brenda, Marian, Connie and your families-our love and sympathy to each of you at this most difficult time. Your father was truly loved and admired by so many. He worked with us for many years at Bi-Rite, and we quickly learned what a special person and man he was. Know Dot, Lynn and he are rejoicing together in Heaven. Just know you will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Love to all,
O'Neal & Donna Laird
Submitted by O'Neal & Donna Laird on Jul 28 2017 05:21:02 PM
deepest sympathies to the elkins family
Submitted by jeff&cathy johnson on Jul 28 2017 02:55:26 PM
So sorry for the loss of your Father. May God give you strength and peace during this difficult time. Continued prayers.
Submitted by Linda & Tom Greenwood on Jul 28 2017 10:52:00 AM
Beverly, Caroline, and Megan please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time.
Submitted by Debbie and Alan Davis on Jul 28 2017 09:29:28 AM
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