Patsy Putman
B: 1940-02-08
D: 2018-01-20
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Pete Collier
D: 2018-01-18
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Erwin Coleman
B: 1920-05-30
D: 2018-01-15
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Carlton Hughes
B: 1926-11-12
D: 2018-01-14
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B: 1920-10-26
D: 2018-01-14
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Ann Barnett
B: 1928-07-03
D: 2018-01-11
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B: 1932-02-07
D: 2018-01-10
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Wanda Gilmore
B: 1939-02-28
D: 2018-01-10
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B: 1936-11-16
D: 2018-01-09
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Grady Threet
B: 1920-03-31
D: 2018-01-07
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Evelyn Hammond
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D: 2018-01-07
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Eugene Spiotto
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D: 2018-01-05
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B: 1964-03-22
D: 2018-01-05
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Barbara Hood
B: 1932-10-04
D: 2018-01-03
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Oscar Moore
B: 1944-04-01
D: 2018-01-02
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D: 2018-01-01
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D: 2017-12-29
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D: 2017-12-29
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Christine Jackson
B: 1932-09-12
D: 2017-12-27
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Bobby Perry
B: 1940-09-17
D: 2017-12-25
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D: 2017-12-24
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William E. "Bill" Ludlam III, Manager, Funeral Director & Embalmer
Office Phone: 256-764-0221

Bill was born in Memphis, grew up along the Tennessee River in a small community called Eastport, which sits at the water's edge across the river from Waterloo, AL.  He attended NWCC, NECC, as well as Mississippi State where he earned degrees in marketing and mortuary science.

Chris Tank, Funeral Director & Embalmer
Office Phone: 256-757-2144

Chris is a life-long resident of Killen and a proud member of Pleasant Valley Church of Christ. He is a graduate of Brooks High School and earned a degree in Human Science and Funeral Directing at Jefferson State. He is married to Dana Dison Tank and is involved with Brooks High School athletic programs.

John T. McDougal, Funeral Director & Embalmer
Office Phone: 256-764-0221

John graduated from the Funeral Service Education program at Jefferson State. He is a member of Church of Christ, and enjoys hunting, playing the banjo, and spending time with family and friends. We feel blessed to have him as a vital part of our group. He exhibits the kindness, heart and knowledge to serve our community. You will find a true person and friend in John!

Geneva Stutts Cox, Funeral Administrator
Office Phone: 256-764-0221

Geneva has worked at Elkins since September 1987. She is a lifelong resident of Lauderdale County and is a member of First Baptist Center Star and a graduate of Brooks High School. She enjoys reading and spending time with her granddaughter, Natalie. Her family also includes a daughter, Courtney, and a son-in-law, Eric.

Sandy Noland, Pre-Planning Specialist

Sandy is passionate about his community and educating people to make the right choices in life. Sandy is now marketing the Elkins brand as being the most respected and preferred choice in the Shoals for those end-of-life decisions. With his background in management, client service, and consulting, he can provide the guidance, support, and direction when families need it most. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

Edna McCormick, Receptionist
Office Phone: 256-764-0221

Edna joined Elkins Funeral Home in January 1992 and serves as the receptionist and administrative assistant. She is a native of Lauderdale County and has resided in Killen for more than 30 years. She has two children, Betty and Charles, six grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren and enjoys working with flowers.

Bonnie Littrell, Office Assistant
Office Phone: 256-764-0221

A lifelong Lauderdale County resident, Bonnie serves as a volunteer with ECM Hospital. She graduated from Lexington High School and was voted “Most Likely to Succeed” her senior year. Bonnie was a bookkeeper at the Lauderdale County Co-Operative in Florence from 1954 until she retired in 1999. She then worked at the Co-Op’s Elgin branch until 2002. She and her late husband have two daughters, Vicky and Tracy, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Cleveland L. Ivy, Funeral Assistant
Office Phone: 256-764-0221

Cleveland has worked at the funeral home since May 2002, but retired from American General Life and Accident Insurance Company. He is native and lifelong resident of Florence and is active in that community by serving as a deacon and an adult Sunday school teacher. He and his wife, Carolyn, have a daughter, Charlene, a son, Jeff, and three grandchildren, Cody, Paige and Cutter. He enjoys golf and helping his neighbors and friends.

Kendall Ward, Funeral Assistant

Kendall, originally from Dublin, GA, graduated from West Laurens High School in 1989. He currently serves as the Pastor of Trinity Faith Church in Elgin. He and his wife, Cindy, have two daughters, both married to ministers, and four grandchildren. Kendall and Cindy live in Killen and he enjoys hunting, fishing, and studying history.

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