William Mark Elkins
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William Mark Elkins, 62, a resident of Slaughter, LA, and a native of Clinton, LA, died at his home on Olive Branch on September 19, 2013. He was a former employee of Louisiana State University, where he worked for 20 years, and he was currently employed with the US Postal Service, where he has worked for over 15 years. Visitation will be at Charlet Funeral Home in Clinton on Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 5pm until 8pm and then on Monday, September 23, 2013 from 3pm until funeral services at 4pm, conducted by Dr. Fred Malone. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Kathy Koserog Elkins; two daughters, Emily Diane Elkins of Houston, TX and Katherine Elizabeth Elkins of Slaughter, LA; and one sister, Gloria Elkins Gaar. He is also survived by his faithful adopted grand-dog, Pooter. He was preceded in death by his mother, Vera Poston Elkins, his father, Atterson Franklin Elkins, his brother, Gary Neil Elkins, and his sister Judith Elkins Watts. He was a graduate of Louisiana Tech and a member of the Lambda Chi Fraternity. He was a lifelong cattleman and you could find him in the hayfield when the season came around. Mark enjoyed fishing and taught both his daughters at a young age. His gardens were always plentiful and his love of outdoor photography showed just how much he appreciated nature. He was a simple, kind hearted man. In his last week here with us, Mark took a trip to TX to enjoy with his oldest daughter and left this earth while working on his youngest daughters deer stand. His wife and his daughters were his world and he gave them the most beautiful farm to grow on. They are and will forever be thankful for the time he allowed them to be a part of his life. Share sympathies, memories, and condolences at www.CharletFuneralHome.com.

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Published in The Advocate from Sep. 21 to Sep. 23, 2013.
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October 2, 2013
Mark, I remember all those fast trips back and forth to La Tech in the "Judge:="...the only day-glow orange car I ever rode in! Hope you are driving through heaven with the windows down....can't believe we just were talking about our ancestors a few weeks ago......you always had a great outlook...I will keep your family in my prayers............
Marsha Kemp
September 24, 2013
Until we meet again...
Mark was a wonderful salt of the earth kind of guy, full of joy and life, never meeting a stranger. I will miss him dearly. My prayers are with his wife and girls whom he loved and spoke much of. May our good Lord wrap his loving arms around you three.
Becky Wilder
September 23, 2013
Istrouma post office send our prayers to the family. Great coworker.
September 23, 2013
I am deeply sadden by Mark's sudden departure. My prayers are with his family. I enjoyed working with him and will miss him.
Catherine Poindexter
September 23, 2013
Katherine and family,praying for your strength during this very difficult time.
May the sweet Holy spirit surround you with love
Mrs Myles
September 23, 2013
I pray that in this time of loss,
You'll feel God's love much more
And that you'll find your comfort
In the presence of the Lord
I pray God pours upon you,
His sweet amazing grace
And overflow your heart with peace
As you live in His embrace.

Mark was one of the good guys. We started at the PO together in 1998. We got to know each other quickly because of our Ethel/Clinton roots. I will truly miss him, especially that VOICE...lol. Mrs. Kathy, you and the girls have my deepest sympathy. From what I have seen, you are a STRONG women. God bless you guys.
LaTasha Lewis
September 23, 2013
I am sorry for your family's loss. I have enjoyed knowing Mr. Elkins. My prayers are with you and your family.
Ebony LaStrapes
September 23, 2013
Emily,
My prayers are with you and your family at this time. Keep your head up and be strong. I never had the pleasure of meeting your father, but the one thing that I have always been told is how much he adored his girls. You will always have that to hold on to and know that he is watching over ya'll always.

Sincerely,
Melanie Boudreaux & Devyn Chelette
September 23, 2013
Katherine,
You and your family have been in our thoughts & prayers. Reading his obituary, you can see the love your dad had for his family. Truly blessed to have such loving memories. Keep your faith & remember God will always be there for you.
Kim & Barney Robertson
September 22, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
darlene smith
September 22, 2013
To the family, our prayers are with you. Mark was a wonderful person and one of the best co-workers you could ever ask to work with he will be missed .
Wanda Gardner
September 22, 2013
Sorry for your loss Ms Kathy and Girls, you are in our prayers
Walter Bradley
September 22, 2013
The Elkins family; our prayers are with you and may God comfort your family during this very difficult time. Mark was such a good childhood friend, his family and ours spent many good times together as we grew up. Seemed as if we were always at his family home or ours. As time passed and we moved away the memories remained.
Eileen Marcum Murray, Donna Marcum Saint and Mark Marcum
Eileen Murray
September 22, 2013
Kathy, Katie, and Emily you all are in our prayers and remember we will always be here for you all.

We love you all,
Wanda & Pam
September 22, 2013
Praying for you Kathy, Emily, and Katie. My heart hurts for you. May God give you comfort and peace as only He can.
Teresa Holmes
September 22, 2013
Mark, you were such a sweet, goofy soul. Me and Britt absolutely had a ball being silly with you at the office. I am still in complete shock that you are gone, but we will never forget you. My deepest sympathies to your wife and your daughters...I know how much you meant to them.
Melissa Bass
September 22, 2013
GOD BLESS AND GOD SPEED.
Ray Newman
September 22, 2013
Kathy, I am so sorry and will be praying for you and your girls.
Susan Hodas
September 22, 2013
Mark's was a life which was cut too short. God knows our number though. I remember that Mark was the first person I knew who had a trampoline. He had some of us neighborhood kids over to jump with him. It was nice of him to share. May God give you His peace as you go through these days ahead.
Janet Sipes Schoonmaker
September 22, 2013
Kathy, Emily, and Katie, I'm so sorry. Know that you are in our thoughts and Prayers. Doug and Pam Lawton
September 22, 2013
Mark & I roomed together at La Tech for one summer when he had a rental at the Grambling turn-off. He was a good brother always to me.
Walter Toups
September 22, 2013
To Mark's family-Mark was an amazing person. I shall always remember the great conversations we had and solving crossword puzzles as a team effort in CFS. I will miss him very much. With deepest sympathy.
Ramona Berard
September 21, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May you have peace in knowing that Earth has no sorrows that Heaven cannot heal.
Postmaster and Employees of the St Francisville Post Office
September 21, 2013
My Prayers are with you all at this time and if possible I would be there.why GOD CHOSE THIS TIME WE WILL KNOW LATER ON.sorry to say being a 1st cousin and was so close to Judy,I never met his family unless at her funeral. God BLESS YOU ALL
Carolyn Seago
September 21, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry your loss. May God give you the strength to go on, and peace in knowing Mark is watching over each of you.
Phil and Corlis Coyne
September 21, 2013
Your Mar loved you girls with every part of his heart! He was so proud of you and WILL BE WITH each of you, ALWAYS!

May the many, wonderful memories you shared shed light on your darkest moments.

Our prayers won't stop and we love y'all!
Jimbo & Lisa, Beaux & Meredith, Caleb, Celeste, Presley & Bradlee Coarsey
September 21, 2013
We are SO sorry for your loss, Kathy & family! We will keep you all in our prayers in the coming days! We will miss Mark!
Cynthia Young Venable
September 21, 2013
So sorry, dear Elkins friends, to read about your loss. Mark always showed me kindness when I worked at your home. I liked seeing all his cross-stich creations, a hobby that showed his patience and gentleness. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Shannon Martin Betts
September 21, 2013
Emily and Katie, there are no words I can say that can feel your emptiness, all I can do is remind you that your dad loved you with every breath he took, every word he spoke, with every heartbeat and every blade of grass on that land. Y'all were his everything. And he knows the he was your everything.
When you feel the slightest breeze outside, it's him, right by your side. He is now your angel above. He looked after you before he left this earth and he will continue to do that.
This may sound crazy but my grandparents were like my parents, so every night before I go to sleep I talk to them and ask them to watch over me and my family. I guess that's my way of keeping a continued relationship.
We will always be here, 24 hours a day for both of you, no matter what. DO NOT hesitate!
We love you both...May your daddy rest in peace for you girls
Mark and Terry Chelette
September 21, 2013
As time passes, and as you return to life's routine, may you feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Kathy, please know that you and your girls are in our prayers.
Bart Blackledge
September 21, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss and will be in prayer for the Elkins family.
Eddy & Rhonda Covington
September 21, 2013
You are in our prayers.
Sharon Rouchon
September 21, 2013
I'm so sorry sweet girl. Know that we are here for you, for whatever you may need. Momma Watts
Jackie Watts
September 21, 2013
Katherine, what a beautiful obituary. It sounds like your dad was an amazing man and devoted father. May God give you and your family strength and peace through this heartbreaking time. I will continue to pray for you.
Krista Gautreaux
September 21, 2013
We are all so sorry and our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May GOD comfort you and give you strength.
Mark Hurst
September 21, 2013
Keeping the Elkins family in my thoughts and prayers.
Casey Trichel
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