Tannis Medfred Elks

September 29, 1947 - June 19, 2019
Tannis Medfred Elks

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Tannis Medfred Elks a resident of 10002 US Hwy 17 South, Vanceboro, NC passed away on Wednesday June 19, 2019 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington, NC.
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM Monday, June 24, 2019 at Vanceboro Free Will Holiness Church officiated by Pastor Billy Hacker. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 3:00 PM until the service hour. A private interment will be held at Pamlico Memorial Gardens.
Medfred was born in Beaufort County on September 29, 1947 the son of the late Ervin Ricks Elks and Gladys Crisp Elks. He farmed and did carpenter work throughout his life. Medfred enjoyed hunting and always had a good hunting story to share. Most of all he loved Jesus, as many learned not only would he tell you about Jesus whether you had a minute or not. When you called him and he wasn’t in you would be greeted on his voicemail by these words “Tell me something good about Jesus”.
Medfred had a great love for his family and will be greatly missed by them and all that knew him.
He is survived by his wife: Jewel Taylor Elks of Vanceboro, NC; two sons: Ervin Medfred Elks and wife Virgie of Ponzer, NC; David Earl Elks and wife Donna of Vanceboro, NC; a sister: Ollie J. Allen and husband Wade of Belhaven, NC; a brother: Ricks Elks and wife Peggy of Chocowinity, NC; three grandchildren: Chris Elks, Jamie Elks, Robert Elks and six great-grandchildren: Gabriel Elks, Jayden Elks, Addilynn Elks, Elijah Elks, Jewel Elks and Jayce Elks. Medfred was preceded in death by a brother: Ashley Merriel Elks and sister: Nancy Dortres Smith.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wesleyan Pentecostal Church c/o P.O. Box 459 Chocowinity, NC 27817 or St. Judes Childrens Hospital, ALSAC/St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital 501 St, Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.
You may share a memory with the family by visiting www.josephpaulfdl.com
Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Director Licensee of Washington is serving the Elks family.
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Funeral Service

Monday, June 24, 2019
4:00 PM

Vanceboro Free Will Holiness Church - Directions
423 Mill Road
Vanceboro, NC 27889

Visiting Hours

Vanceboro Free Will Holiness Church - Directions
423 Mill Road, Vanceboro, NC 27889   T:2529451958
  • Monday, June 24, 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • June 21, 2019
    Elaine Briley says:
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Medford. He was loved by all who knew him. our loved one.

  • June 22, 2019
    Ottis & Shirley Crisp says:
    Please accept our deepest sympathies for the loss of Medford.
    Our sincerest condolences; May God give you comfort and the strength to cope during this difficult time.

  • June 22, 2019
    Marie Sparks says:
    I am SO SORRY to hear about the passing of your loved one. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. If you all need anything just give us a call. Marie Sparks & Family

  • June 23, 2019
    Kelvin Porter says:
    Ervin, So sorry to hear of the passing of your father. The loss to this world is heavens gain.

  • June 23, 2019
    Sue Miskelley says:
    ,,,,such a lovely, sweet soul.. so many memories of growing up ''Out Back'' at Uncle Ervin and Aunt Glady 's house... simple times, for simple way of life... special cousin!! I will miss just knowing that you are waiting.... for a family reunion...

  • June 25, 2019
    Lynne Wiggins says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • June 25, 2019
    Terry & Carolyn Williams says:
    So sorry to hear of Medfred's passing as I just found out today. Such a nice person and always enjoyed talking with him. My sincere sympathies to the family.

  • June 28, 2019
    Earl Tyson says:

  • June 30, 2019
    Dennis Wiggins says:
    David , I am very sorry for your and your families loss.

  • July 02, 2019
    Tammy Bennett says:
    God Bless this Family I do you know what they're going through because I'm still going through it myself as Mr. Elks says tell me something good he's always said that to me are used to go and get his groceries and bring them to him and put them away for him even though I didn't have the time I spent time with him to listen to what he had to say he was the type of person that was very friendly very lovely and so was his wife the family is so well known I love them all I will miss them all but Mr. Else now it's my turn to tell me something good God bless you all in Jesus name I love you all I miss you all I pray for you all

  • July 08, 2019
    Tammy Bennett says:
    The Healing Heart
    When a heart breaks it breaks in two
    And we are struck by what we feel.
    But the very noblest thing a soul can do
    Is hear the beat of hearts as they heal.
    So through a healing heart there flows
    knowledge and strength,compassion and care.
    And when from this life a dear loved one goes.
    It is their love our healing hearts will bear.

  • April 24, 2021
    David Elks says:
    I miss you tonight buddy.