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1 of 3 | Posted by: John - OH

“You will be missed. Fly high ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: Michele Fields - Logan, WV

“God speed Uncle Buddy! Rest easy in paradise. Much love,peace and prayers for all the family.We will miss you ”
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Halbert M. "Buddy" Elkins, Jr.
Of Lyburn, WV
Halbert Morgan "Buddy" Elkins, Jr., 81 of Lyburn, went to his Heavenly home to join his wife and other family members on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, leaving from his earthly home at Lyburn surrounded by his loving children, after a short courageous battle with cancer.
He was born March 1, 1936, at Lyburn, a son of the late Halbert Morgan, Sr. and Hazel Lee Deel Elkins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Ann Booth Elkins; daughter, Kelly Jean Elkins; grandson, Hal Adam Eplin; two sisters, June Hurley and Connie Baisden; and two brothers, Max Elkins and Jack Elkins.
Buddy started working as an underground coal miner and retired as a foreman. His career spanned 37 years working mostly for Pittston Coal Company. Buddy was saved and baptized under the guidance of his loving brother, Tommy Elkins. For many years Buddy has enjoyed spending time with his many friends at the Cliffside Drive Inn. He was one of the founding members of the Over-the-Hill Hunting Club in Wayne County that was started in 1953. Over the years many wonderful memories were made on the countless hunting trips shared with family and friends. Mechanically talented, Buddy rarely found a machine he couldn't fix or a problem he couldn't solve. A man of few words, Buddy showed love through his caring actions. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who was deeply loved and will be missed.
Those left to cherish his memory are two daughters, Deanna (Gary) Eplin of Davin and Dana Elkins (Wayne Jackson) of Charleston; one son, Christopher Morgan (Katie) Elkins of Mill Creek; four grandchildren, Justin Elkins of Wheeling, Hali Eplin of Charlotte, NC, Meigel (Brittany) Elkins of Charleston, and Rece Elkins of Canyon Lake, TX; four great-grandchildren, Logan Elkins, Kaidyn Elkins, Kadin Elswick, and Kynzley Elkins, all of Charleston; three siblings, Jerry (Janice) Elkins of FL, Judy Murrmann of Beckley, and Tommy (Debbie) Elkins of Sevierville, TN; and many nieces and nephews along with a host of other relatives and friends.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 28, 2017, at the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home Chapel at Man with Rev. Jody Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill.
Visitation will be held from 12 until 2 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home also.
Pall bearers will be family and friends.
Online condolences may be sent to www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.

Funeral Home
Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home
115 Market Street Man, WV 25635
Tel. (304) 583-6582