James Lynn Elkins, of Baileyton, Alabama, passed away on December 23, 2022, at the age of 61. Mr. Elkins, known by most as Lynyrd, was born in Guntersville, Alabama, on April 19, 1961, to James Samuel Elkins and Louise Evans.
Mr. Elkins was a member of Grant Church of Christ. He was an avid Alabama football fan and was also a NASCAR enthusiast. Lynyrd was the salutatorian of his graduating class, and he had a passion for knowledge and enjoyed reading. Mr. Elkins was a good man, and he will be missed greatly by all those who knew him.
Lynyrd is preceded in death by his father, James Samuel Elkins; mother, Louise Evans Ledbetter; stepfather, Emmett Leslie Ledbetter; and a brother, Donald “Bug” Ledbetter.
He is survived by his brother, John Ledbetter (Malisa Beasley) and sister, Lesley Jackson.
Holly Pond Funeral Home is honored to care for the Elkins family.