Farrell Elkins

Hamilton County

Farrell Dean Elkins, 80, of Red Bank, passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at the Hospice Care Center at Standifer Place. Farrell was an U.S. Army veteran during the Korean War and a 1958 graduate of the University of Chattanooga with a degree in business administration. Farrell worked with Combustion Engineering from 1955 to 1966 and with Mueller Corporation from 1966 to 1993, retiring as Senior Industrial Engineer. In 1955, he married Gavetta Swafford in Rossville.Survivors include his wife, Gavetta Swafford Elkins; sons, David Rydell Elkins, of Franklin, Tenn., and Marvin Dean (Donna) Elkins, of Harrison; grandson, Joseph Long, of Harrison.Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday Aug. 20, at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with the Rev. Grady Cooper officiating.Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga.Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.Visitation is 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

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