TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Apr 2, 2015

Attorney and history activist Clarence Edward Elkins Jr. died Tuesday (March 31). He was 76. A 1966 graduate of Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Elkins served the state of Tennessee for 30 years before retiring and embarking on a new career as a part-time tour guide at the Sam Davis Home in Smyrna. In 2010, then Governor Phil Bredesen recognized Clarence’s work and commitment to preserving the history of Tennessee by appointing him to the Tennessee Historical Commission. Visitation will be held at Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro tomorrow from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 1 p.m., with a funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in the Simpson Cemetery in the Rover community of Bedford County. Memorial contributions may be made to Enon Primitive Baptist Church, 1401 Cherry Street in Shelbyville.