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Oral James Elkins

July 27, 1927 — September 8, 2023

Poland

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Oral James Elkins, passed away peacefully on September 8, 2023, at the
age of 96. 

Born on July 27, 1927, in Myra, KY, a son of the late Andrew and Molly Meeks
Elkins.

Oral graduated from Dorton High School in 1945. He proudly served his country in
the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1951.

Oral embarked on a career as a Stationary Engineer, dedicating 35 years of his life to
Republic/LTV Steel.  As a devoted follower of Christ, he was a member of Poland
Christian Church, where he served as an Elder.

Oral will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by his wife of 73 years, Violet Ann
Belcher Elkins, whom he married August 8, 1950; daughter, Linda (Robert) Hartford
of Poland; son, Ron (Natalie) Elkins of Poland; grandchildren, Courtney Hartford,
Kyle (Katelyn) Hartford, and Caleb Elkins; and two great-grandsons, Lukas and
Brooks Krishnamoorthy.

A private family service will be held in the coming weeks.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to Hospice of the
Valley, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514; or Poland Schools, 3030 Dobbins
Road, Poland, OH 44514, in Oral's honor.

Professional arrangements are by Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel.

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