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Akers-James Funeral Home
Saturday April 30th, 2022
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Akers-James Funeral Home
Saturday April 30th, 2022

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Helen Virginia Elkins

Helen Virginia Bliffen Bridges Elkins, 78, of Wild and Wonderful West Logan, West Virginia passed away on the cloudy day of April 26th, 2022 surrounded by her loved ones.

Born to Rufus Jess and Mary Bliffen on July 8th, 1943 in Monaville, WV being one of thirteen siblings. Mother of Bobby Ray Bridges II and Holly Bridges Miller. Wife of William Clarence Elkins for 31 years. Stepmother of C. Chad Hayes-Elkins. Grandmother of Jordan Bridges, Caleb Bridges, and Stevie Miller. Great Grandmother of Gracie Bridges, Jackson Bridges, and Olivia Bridges.

Helen was predeceased by her father and her mother, her first husband Bobby Ray Bridges of 21 years, honorary family member Billie Miller Jeffery, and her siblings: Georgia Isaacs, Joyce Thompson, Jack Bliffen, Gary Bliffen, Ralph Bliffen, Annadaire Gutierrez, Johnny Bliffen, Mary Jane Bartram, Charles Edward Bliffen, Michael Bliffen.

She is survived by her husband Clarence Elkins; children Bobby Ray Bridges II and spouse Jackie, Holly Bridges Miller; stepson C. Chad Hayes-Elkins and spouse Michael; siblings Sherry Gerard and Jerry Bliffen; in-laws Linda Collier, David Elkins, Terry Elkins, and Mary Butcher; her three grandchildren Jordan Bridges and spouse Erica; Caleb Bridges and spouse Ashleigh, Stevie Miller and spouse Liza, her three great-grandchildren Gracie, Jackson, and Olivia Bridges; her best friend Chris Jones; and many loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Helen liked to go fast. She traveled far and wide. She would be on your doorstep at the drop of a penny, for she always put her loved ones first. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife and mother.

There’s another star in the sky, one that will be missed greatly.

The family thanks you all for your condolences, prayers, and acts of kindness during this time.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Akers-James Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Chapmanville. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service, Saturday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at www.jamesfh.com

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Akers-James Funeral Home, Logan, WV.

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Such a wonderful beautiful lady so sorry and prayers for family. Heavens gain Earths loss

Mary and Danny Saunders Jul 23 2022 8:16 PM

We are so sorry about the loss of Helen. She was a beautiful soul inside and out. RIPSweet lady…..

Emmy Craddock Apr 30 2022 5:34 PM

We are so very sorry for the loss of Helen. We pray God’s comfort, peace and strength over the family. Thank God we have a blessed hope of seeing our loved ones again..
Diana (Vidican) Hancher
Terrie Vidican

Diana Hancher Apr 30 2022 11:51 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Helen Elkins

The Duren Family Apr 30 2022 10:46 AM

So sorry for your loss. Helen was a good friend. I have a lot of good memories.. Sharon Dame

Sharon Dame Apr 29 2022 11:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Helen Elkins

Sharon and john dame Apr 29 2022 11:16 PM

Clarence, we were so sorry to hear about Helen. We’re keeping you and all her family in our prayers.

David & Jennifer Godby Apr 29 2022 9:50 PM

Helen was a very nice lady and loyal worker for the logan board of education that I meet while seving as a shool board member. Bob Wolfe

robert wolfe Apr 29 2022 3:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Helen Elkins

Oretha Workman Apr 28 2022 10:38 PM

Clarence ,We are sorry for your loss. Helen was a beautiful lady. .Always with a smile.

Orville and Dottie Dingess Apr 28 2022 9:16 PM

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