In Memory

Billy James "Bill" Elkins - Class Of 1958

Date ODeceased Classmate: Billy James "Bill" Elkins
Date Of Birth: 01-09-1939
Date Deceased: 04-12-2001
Age at Death: 62
Cause of Death: heart failure due to childhood rheumatic fever
Classmate City: So. Hill
Classmate State: VA
Classmate Country: USA
Was a Veteran: No

Survived By: Widow is Mary Jane Paulette. Two sons, James & John 4 Grandchildren: Kyle, Katie, Mary Elizabeth, Nicole.

Bill was a professor at ETSU; president of Southern Seminary College in VA; president of Ferrum College in VA; president of Bethel College in McKenzie , TN. Bill retired from his presidency at Bethel and moved to So. Hill, VA where he opened up his law office.

He died during heart surgery at Richmond, VA.


Information provided by Linda Elkins Chandler.

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09/01/09 12:53 PM #1    

Charles Elkins (1958)

I'm Charles, Bill's brother.

Bill died during heart valve replacement surgery
in April, 2001. He is buried in South Hill, Va,
where he lived with his wife Mary Jane, who still lives there.

02/26/10 11:58 AM #2    

Paul A. Pondish (1963)

Another of the great athletes that attended JHS!!! Bill was one of the nicest guys I had the pleasure of knowing!

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