Gayla Dawn Elkins Stephens, 61, of Goldston died Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
Mrs. Stephens was born in Chatham County on April 27, 1958 the Daughter of Lynn Raeford Elkins and Faye (Teague) Elkins. Gayla was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, a 1976 graduate of Chatham Central High and attended Sandhills Community College. She was the former owner/operator of The Ivy Arbor Florist and was presently employed by H & B Furniture Legacy, Co. Gayla had a talent for interior design and decorating and working with flowers. She enjoyed her pets, horses and spending time with her granddaughter
She was preceded in death by her Father. Gayla is survived by her Daughter: Summer Elkins Phillips and Husband, Bryan of Goldston; Mother, Faye (Teague) Elkins and Husband, Jimmy Bowers of Goldston; Brothers: Rocky Elkins of Atlanta, GA and Rusty Elkins of Goldston, Granddaughter, Aspen Berkley Phillips of Goldston.
The family will receive friends Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC. The funeral will be Friday, May 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Antioch Baptist Church, 3825 Bonlee-Carbonton Road, Goldston with Rev. Brandon Butler officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The Chatham Central High School Class of 1976 is requesting a college fund be setup in honor of Aspen Berkley Phillips, c/o Summer Phillips, P O Box 551, Goldston, NC 27252.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.