Patricia “Pat” Ann Pierce Elkins, 84, of Olton, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Olton. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at the First Baptist Church in Olton with Brother Willis Blair and Brother David Azam officiating. Interment was in Center Plains Cemetery, with Ramage Funeral Directors of Olton directing arrangements. Pat was born Jan. 2, 1933, in Lamb County, to Clifford and Katherine (Yohner) Pierce. She grew up in Littlefield and graduated from Littlefield High School. On March 25, 1951, Pat married Gerald Elkins in Littlefield and they were married for more than 66 years. They lived in Halfway and Sunnyside before moving to Olton in 1995. She was a member of Sunnyside First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and Bible School. Pat was a talented painter and seamstress. She was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter, Kelcey Elkins. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Gerald Elkins of Olton; her son, Chris Elkins and his wife, Sheri, of Brownfield, and her daughter, Cynthia Lawson and her husband, Jim, of Olton. She was blessed with four granddaughters: Natalie Sims and her husband, Jeremy, Whitney Paschall and her husband, Dwayne, Heather Elkins-Arce and her husband, Joel, Katie Elkins, and four great-grandchildren: Ashleigh Sims, Mitchell Sims, Mackenzie Sims, and Rhowen Flippin. The family suggests memorials be made to the Runningwater Draw Care Center, P.O. Box 409, Olton, Texas 79064; or to Center Plains Cemetery, c/o Darrell Barrett, P.O. Box 295, Hale Center, Texas 79041

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