Obituary for Ruth Graham Elkins

Ruth Graham Elkins, a lifelong resident of Pulaski County and member of First Baptist Church, passed away October 26, 2020.

She was predeceased by her husband Wysor C. Elkins, Jr.

She is survived by her son Brad Elkins and Debbie of Smith Mountain Lake, VA; grandson Adam Elkins and Heather (great grandsons Evan and Grant) of Alexandria, VA; grandson Ben Elkins and Eric of Dunedin, FL; granddaughter Lindsay Palaszewski and Mark (great granddaughter Libby and great grandson John) of Chesapeake, VA;  step granddaughter Keri Grandelli of Cornelius, NC; and step grandson Brian Grandelli of Mooresville, NC.

Out of concern for the health and safety of their family, there will be no public service. Donations in memory of Ruth may be made to the Humane Society of Pulaski County, 80 Dublin Park Rd, Dublin, VA 24084.  To sign her online guestbook, please visit

Bowers Funeral Home, Pulaski is handling the arrangements.