Franklin "Red" Delano Adkins


OAK HILL -- Franklin "Red" Delano Adkins, 65, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998, at home following a short illness. Born Sept. 6, 1933, in Fayette County, he was the son of the late Earl H. and Livie Mae Smith Adkins. Mr. Adkins was a disabled heavy equipment operator and a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean conflict. He was preceded in death by a brother, Eddie Adkins. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Anna Lovell Adkins; a daughter, Shelby Jean Adkins Moses of Oak Hill; a son, Frankie Wayne Adkins of Oak Hill; five sisters, May Robinson and her husband, Ralph Paul, of Ruckersville, Va., Buelah Heath and her husband, Lynwood, of Kinston, N.C., Beatrice Jean Tucker and her husband, John, of Kinston, N.C., Brenda Gaye Davis and her husband, Linwood, of Kinston, N.C., and Shelia Ann Pritt and her husband, James, of Glen Jean; six brothers, Harold Adkins Jr. and his wife, Nancy, of Illinois, Norman Ray Adkins and his wife, Joyce of Deep Run, N.C., Grover Lee Adkins and his wife, Wanda, of Oak Hill, Joie Adkins and his wife, Becky, of Route 1, Fayetteville, Bernice "Pete" Adkins and his wife, Pat, of Flatrock, Mich., and Earl Calvin Adkins and his wife, Debra, of Scarbro; and four grandchildren, Nicole, Timothy Jr., Amanda and Dustin Paul. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tyree Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Bill Menefee officiating. Burial will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Oak Hill. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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