The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


August 18, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013

Diana Faye Adkins

OAK HILL — On August 16, 2013, Diana Faye Adkins, age 60, of Oak Hill, WV, went to her forever home in Heaven where she was greeted by her mother Faye Margalene Adkins and father Carlos “Boy” Adkins.

Diana was born on May 31, 1953, in Page, WV, where she spent her youth with 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

She was hard working and loving and was both a mother and father to her two daughters. She was a devoted mother, sister, grandmother, and friend.

Diana was an idol to her 4 grandchildren who miss her dearly. She was a beautiful painter, crafter, writer, and floral designer. She served her family and friends as a tutor, counselor, mentor, and the one who had all the right answers. Diana was strong when everyone else fell apart. She placed her family high upon a throne and spent her life serving for them.

Her children are Michelle Jones of Oak Hill, and Kelly Lester and her husband Greg of Beckley. Her grandchildren include Airman Apprentice Brandon Cody Jones, currently from Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia; Tommy Jones, Alex Sheets, and Kiersten Sheets.

Her brothers and sisters include Delorse Clay of Oak Hill, Carlos Adkins and his wife Laura of Kincaid, Jimmy Adkins of Kincaid, Houston Adkins and his wife Judy of North Carolina, Denise Nunnally of Georgia, and Anthony Adkins of Page. Her sister by heart Vicki Gillespie of Fayetteville.

Also left to cherish her memory are 12 nephews and 7 nieces. She will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends.

A memorial service will be held to Celebrate the Life of Diana Adkins at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Thursday, August 22, 2013, at 4 p.m. with Rev. Houston Adkins officiating. Friends may visit with the family 30 minutes before the memorial service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be sent to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV, in memory of Diana.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV.

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