Anita was born to Delna Russell “Cowboy” Drake and Willie Moffett Drake, on July 7, 1925, in Minden. She graduated from Minden High School and immediately began work at Thad’s Café’ in Minden. Anita was a member of the Meridianville Church of Christ in Huntsville, Alabama.
Preceding Anita in death were her parents; her husbands, Lamar Farrington, Wilbur L. Elkins and James L. O’Rear; a son, Barry L. Elkins; brothers, Charles Edward “Bo” Drake and wife, Patsy, Billie Russell Drake and wife Bess; sisters, Mary Frances O’Rear, Myrtie Jo Elkins, Wimpy Coleman.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Patsy Elkins Starling and husband Harvey M. Starling, Pam O’Rear Park and husband Jerry Park and Lloyd E. Elkins and wife Susan; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 until 7 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m., Wednesday at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. Burial will be in Minden City Cemetery.