Phyllis Elkins

Phyllis Marie Elkins (Melton)

Tuesday, December 17th, 1946 - Monday, December 28th, 2020
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Phyllis Marie Elkins, age 74 of McMinnville, Tennessee passed from this life on Monday, December 28, 2020, at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee after an extended illness.

Phyllis was born Tuesday, December 17, 1946 in McMinnville, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Ezekiel Melton and the late Marie Adair Melton.

She was a member of the Baptist Church and worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Phyllis is survived by her:
2 daughters - Sheila L. Fann
Crystal Gillette and husband Greg
2 sons - Todd Bess and wife Renea
Brandon Elkins
3 grandchildren - Lexi Fann, Hunter Bess, and Justin Bess
3 great grandsons whom she adored - Brooks, Tucker, and Princeton
brother - Joe Melton and wife Margie

In addition to her parents, Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband Vernon Elkins, a granddaughter Allison Marie Gillette, and special aunt Loraine Reagan.

A Graveside service will be at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Mtn. View Cemetery with Greg Mitchell officiating. Interment will be in Mtn. View Cemetery, McMinnville, TN.

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  • Service

    Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 3:00pm
    Mt. View Cemetery
    McMinnville, TN 37110
  • Interment

    Mt. View Cemetery
    Hwy 30
    McMinnville, TN 37110
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Kathy Wanamaker Hipps

Posted at 01:22pm
So sorry to hear about Phyllis passing .To Joe and all the family may God be with you during your sorrow.
Phyllis and I spent many fun times together growing up ,she was a special person ,beautiful both inside and out .
Prayers and hugs to all.
Kathy Wanamaker Hipps
Altamont ,Tn.37301

Mike Pugh

Posted at 11:32am
Todd. We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and your family during this times. Sincerely, Worn Out Racers league.

Anthony and Susan Barrett

Posted at 11:19am
Todd and Renea, your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
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