Obituaries for the Adams Family
Geneva Adkins Adams
Geneva Carol Adkins Adams, 58, of Heartland of Beckley, formerly of Winter Haven, Fla., and Glen Daniel, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001, in Raleigh General Hospital following a long battle of diabetes, kidney failure and a heart attack. Born Oct. 31, 1942, in Highcoal, Boone County, she was the daughter of the late Hershel and Dorothy P. Scott Adkins. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Beulah Bernice Miller and Vonnie Sue McMillion; a brother, Everett Ray Adkins; a brother-in-law, James E. Bradford; a niece; and two nephews. Mrs. Adams was of the Baptist faith, a homemaker and a cornea donor. Survivors include her husband, Bobby Eugene Adams of Winter Haven; a son whom she dearly loved, Micheal Eugene Adams of Winter Haven; four sisters, Betty Nixon and her husband, Raymond, of New Carlise, Ind., Ruth Massey and her husband, Bobby, of Willoughby, Ohio, Wanda Bradford of Dry Creek and Tressie Richardson and her husband, Troy, of Lester; six brothers, Melvin Adkins and his wife, Sandy, of Walkerton, Ind., Kermit Adkins and his wife, Charlene, of Burlington, Wis., Bobby Adkins and his wife, Sherly, of Pleasant Prairie, Wis., Hershel H. Adkins and his wife, Peggy, of Arnett, Hubert L. Adkins and his wife, Vicky, of Bee Branch and Connie Adkins and his wife, Chris, of Mansfield, Ohio; two brothers-in-law, Rexford McMillion Sr. of Glen Daniel and Claude Frank Miller of Sophia; her stepmother, Virginia Adkins of Bee Branch; an aunt, Eunice Hudson of Mineral Wells; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. At the request of Mrs. Adams, there will be no service or visitation. Her body will be cremated. Her cremains will be placed in the Chapel of Faith Mausoleum, Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.
Leola G Adams
Leola Garnet Adams, 90, of Soak Creek, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, following a short illness. Born Nov. 20, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Jasper Cook and Opal Cook. Leola was known to her family and friends as "Dyke"; she was a homemaker and lifetime resident of Raleigh County. Dyke enjoyed working on quilts and enjoyed her beautiful flowers, and most of all enjoyed sharing her love and kindness with everyone. Dyke did not understand the word "No"; she was always there for everyone no matter who. She always had an ear to listen and arms always stretched out for a big hug or as she called them "a Pink Owl" (a kiss). She is greatly loved and will be missed very much. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of over 50 years, Austin Adams; brothers, Clacy and wife Zola, Lionel, and Bill Cook. Survivors include one sister, Gertrude Leeber of New York; nephews, Lanham and wife Ann Cook of Greenville, Rich and Shawn Cook of Rimrock, Ariz., Lowell McKinney of Valley Forge, Penn.; one niece, Patricia and husband Lawrence Garris of Soak Creek; great-nephew, Willard "Butch" Cook of Charlotte, N.C.; a special great-great-nephew, Justin "Frosty Pumpkin" Cook of Chattanooga, Tenn.; great-nieces, Tammy and husband Dennis Howerton of Charlotte, N.C., Tammy Garris of Charleston, W.Va., John and L.C. Garris of Soak Creek, Kathy and husband Thomas Cox of Valley Forge, Penn., Suzanne and husband Scott Swanston of Lakewood, Colo.; and several other nieces, nephews, great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia, with Rev. Dean Adams officiating. Entombment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Lanham Cook, Butch Cook, John Garris, Lowell McKinney, and Glen Haga. Arrangements by Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia.
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