Sara B. Elkins

Published 7:31 am Saturday, December 19, 2020

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Sara Bryan Elkins, 74, of Palatka, FL passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka, FL following an extended illness.

Sara was born at Glendale Hospital in Palatka, FL on December 2, 1946 to Raymond and Nellie Bryan. She grew up in Palatka, FL when things were much simpler. She attended local schools here and graduated from Palatka Senior High School in 1964. She enjoyed attending the Class of ’64 luncheons until her health prevented her from attending. Never a stranger to work, she began her working career at City Drug Store. She later worked for Palatka Atlantic National Bank, Palatka Gas Authority and Southern Bell. She went on to work as the Credit Manager at Guy C. Lee Lumber Co. in Kitty Hawk, NC, retiring after 20 years of service. While there the lumber company had a high level of collections due to her hard work. She was popular with the employees because of the lunches she would provide. She returned to Palatka, FL as a winter resident in 2009 and once again became a year around resident in 2011. She attended Calvary Baptist Church in Palatka, FL and enjoyed cooking, NASCAR, shopping and RVing.

Besides her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Elkins; and a great nephew, Stephen Bryan Austin.

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Surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Raymond C. and Sandra Bryan of East Palatka, FL; her friends since childhood, Lynn Henry Weddington and husband, Tim, of Palatka, FL, Anne McKnight of Jacksonville, FL, and Elizabeth Falls of Palatka, FL; her mother-in-law, Betty Elkins  of Julian, West Virginia along with all of her family in West Virginia; a nephew, Raymond “Chip” Bryan, III of Jacksonville, FL; a great niece, Judith Bryan of Palatka, FL; great nephews and wife, Ray, IV and Patty Bryan of Tennessee, and Christopher B. Austin of Daytona Beach, FL.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, December 19th at Oak Hill East Cemetery in Palatka, FL with Pastor Mike Stanley officiating.  The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing.

Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial gifts may be sent to Rodeheaver Boy’s Ranch, 380 Boys Ranch Road, Palatka, FL 32177. Friends may sign the online register at

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka, FL is in charge of arrangements.