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Jane Owen Elkins Bullard

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Jane Owen Elkins Bullard, 92, entered peacefully into the loving arms of our savior Jesus Christ surrounded by her loving family Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. Jane was born in Elkton, the oldest child of the late Clarence E. Elkins Sr. and Louise H. Elkins.
She was preceded in death by, in additon to her parents, her loving husband, Lonnie M Bullard Sr.; two brothers, Clarence E. Elkins Jr. and William A. Elkins Sr.; and one sister, Mary Locke Nance.
Jane was the salutatorian of her 1948 class at Clarkton High. She continued her education with business classes at Miller Motte in Wilmington. This would later prove to be beneficial to not only her but the love of her life, her loving husband, Lonnie M. Bullard Sr. Jane was known for a sharp mind and good memory. She could recall facts, figures and people’s names very well until the very end.
She worked along with her husband for 38 years building up the local State Farm Agency up to his death in 1991. She continued working alongside her daughters in the family business to 2019. In 2020 she was honored for 65 years of outstanding commitment to the State Farm Company.
Jane was a lifelong member of Whiteville United Methodist Church, their Sunshine Circle and the United Methodist Women.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Whiteville Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Terry Hunt officiating. McKenzie Mortuary is serving the Bullard family.
Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children, one son, Lonnie M. Bullard ll; two daughters, Mary Bullard Williamson and husband, Steve Mitchell Williamson and Debra Bullard McGougan and husband, John Walters McGougan; two grandchildren, Kristin Williamson Dowdy and husband, Matthew Bryan Dowdy and John Walters McGougan Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Olivia Jane Dowdy and Mary Hampton Louise Dowdy; and many nephews and nieces that she loved dearly.
Special thank you and appreciation for the loving care given by Cheryl Blackman and Elsa Spivey this last year of her life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scleroderma Research Foundation, 220 Montgomery St., Suite 4894, San Francisco, Calif. 94104 or to a charity of one’s choice.

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