Mrs. Madeline (Hubbard) Elkins, 87, of Tuckerman, departed this life Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012 at Newport.

She was born May 1, 1925 in Strawberry, the daughter of Charlie and Eula Mae (Horn) Hubbard. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Harold Gene Elkins; one brother, James Robert Hubbard; and five sisters, Lorraine Shell, Victoria Dukes, Juanita Alt, Charlena Stohldrier, and Daphene Hubbard. Mrs. Elkins is survived by one son, Jerry Elkins and wife, Teresa, of Batesville; one daughter, Cheryl Roach and husband, Franklin, of Cord; one sister, Mary Yvonne Parmer of Judsonia; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Friends visited at the funeral home, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 from 1 p.m. until service. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Dick Blackford officiating. Interment followed in Gracelawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home (