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Hargas Vernon Elkins, 69
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Hargas Vernon Elkins, 69, of McMinnville died Tuesday, April 3, at his residence. He was born May 4, 1942, in Cannon County and was a retired heavy equipment diesel mechanic, and a member of Center Hill Baptist Church. Mr. Elkins was preceded in death by parents, Issac Raymond and Virginia Eldora Mitchell Elkins, sisters Wanda Craddock and Gail Lawley, and brothers, Gary, Lane, and Raymond Elkins Jr.Survivors include his wife of 34 years Phyllis Marie Melton Elkins; children, Brandon Tyler Elkins, Debbie Hale, Mark A. Elkins, Vernon Elkins Jr., Helen Virginia Stewart, and Tucker Elkins; stepchildren, Crystal Gillette, Sheila Fann, and Todd Bess, sisters Mallie Bryson, Shirley Bryson, and Lyla Dees, brother Al Elkins; grandchildren and step-grandchildren Justin Bess, Hunter Bess, Lexi Fann, and Allison Bess.Funeral service was held Thursday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel.