Helen (Stroupe) Elkins, 102, of Asheville, died Monday, November 19, 2018.
Born in Buncombe County, she was the wife of the late Willie Holt Elkins, who died January, 1981. She was the daughter of the late Charles L. and Sallie Kate (Sorrells) Stroupe. She was preceded in death by 4 brothers, John, Fred, Jack, and Edgar Stroupe, and 2 sisters, Lucy Reed and Ruby Riddle.
Helen was a lifelong member of Gashes Creek Baptist Church and a graduate of A.C. Reynolds High School, Class of 1934. She had worked in production for Sayles Bleachery.
She was an avid bowler and had belonged to a league. Helen had an extremely strong work ethic, to which she attributed her long life.
She is survived by 10 nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Groce Funeral Home, 72 Long Shoals Rd, Arden, with Pastor Michael Rogers officiating. Family and friends will be received one hour prior to the service at the funeral home, from 10 to 11 AM. Burial will follow in Gashes Creek Cemetery.