Guy R. Elkins, 56, prominent West Texas druggist and business man of Spur for more than 13 years, died at his home here Thursday, December 14, 1933 at 4:35 p.m. Death was caused by a heart attack.
December 15, two years ago, Mr. Elkins was stricken with a heart attack from which he never fully recovered, but continued at his business a good portion of the time.
Guy Elkins was born June 1877, in Guntown, Mississippi, where his aged father now resides.
At the age of two years he moved with his parents, W.H. and Mary Elkins, to Texas, later locating at Seymour. There he spent his boyhood days and received his elementary education, later doing college and post graduate work at Chicago University.
September 9, 1900 he and Rose Ellen Glasgow were united in marriage at Seymour, Texas, where they established a home, and to this union one son was born.
In April 1920 he moved with his family from Brownwood to Spur and purchased the Red Front Drug Store of which firm he was a senior member at the time of death. He had lived in Seymour, Memphis, Big Spring, and Brownwood before moving to Spur.
Mr. Elkins was a well known businessman, and his friends numbered by his acquaintances. he had a real interest in the welfare of the town, and community and support of all activities for the betterment. He was a devoted church worker, and was a member and Elder of the First Christian Church of spur. He was a Mason, Rotarian, and an active supporter of the Spur Schools, having served on the school board a number of years.
Funeral services were conducted by a former pastor, Rev. M.B. Harris of Stamford, at the First Christian Church, Spur, Friday, December 15th at 3 o´clock and burial made in the Spur Cemetery with O.R. Maples of Hamlin, active funeral director.
Special music was rendered by the choir and his son, Jenry Elkins, who played a violin solo "Nearer My God to Thee".
Active pallbearers were Roy Stovall, L.R. Burrow, J.L. King, Dr. M.H. Brannen, B. Williamson, E.A. Russell, W.D. Starcher and D.L. Granberry.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rose R. Elkins; one son, Henry Elkins, of New York City; his father, W.H. Elkins of Guntown, Mississippi and one sister, Mrs. J. T. Miller of Grand Junction, Colorado.
Honorary pallbearers were W.B. Lee, W.E. Putman, E.C. Edmonds, W.S. Campbell, Dr. B.F. Hale, Dr. J.T. Wylie, W.R. Stafford, E.J. Cowan, L.E. Lee, I.G. VanLeer, F.W. Jennings, P.H. Miller, E.L. Caraway, George S. Link, E.L. Adams, J.P. Carson, O.L. Hale, W.B. Williams, M. C. Golding, F.F. Vernon, Jim Foster, Walter Jimison, Dr. T.H. Blackwell, Dr. P.C. Nichols, R.B. Neilson, W.T. Andrews, R.E. Dickson, W.P. Simpson, M.E. Manning and Joe Christal.
Flower bearers were Mary E. Clemmons, Thelma Wilemon, Dick Watson, Pat Patterson, Fontis McGlathery, Edgar McGee, Laurie Burrow and Ermal Lisenby.
©The Texas Spur, December 21, 1933
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