The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 4, 2012

Obituaries — Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012

Phyllis Marie Adkins

Phyllis Marie Adkins, 81, of Beckley went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 1, 2012. Born May 1, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Arthur Houston Kincaid and Bessie Jane Smith Kincaid.

Phyllis loved gardening; loved talking on the phone to her friends on the mountain; spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing, canning, reading and writing poems. When Phyllis was younger, she was a bee charmer with a photographic memory. She cherished her mommy and daddy and also her sister Margie. Phyllis attended the Sophia First Baptist Church and the North Gate Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband, Giles Junior Adkins; brothers, Wiley Ewing, Aaron Ewing and Willard Ewing; sisters, Margie Alderson and Edith Kincaid.

Those left to cherish her memories include her sons, Giles Wayne Adkins and wife Brenda Kay of Fairdale, Paul David Adkins and fiancée Faith of Fayetteville; daughters, Danna Vance and husband Rex of Beckley, Deanna Adkins Ruggles and husband Mike of Beckley; grandchildren, Tena Keith and husband Don of NC, Tonya Adkins of Beckley, Kendra Hanes and husband Tim of Shepardstown, Amanda Collins and husband Luke of Shepardstown, Thomas Giles Adkins of Fayetteville, Joeb Vance and fiancée Kim of Prosperity, Jonathan Wayne Adkins, Shane Daugherty and wife Kim of Beckley, Amy Mills and husband Fred of Beckley; 17 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; her cat, “Kit-Kat”; and her dear friends, June Pennington and Dorothy Smith.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 5, 2012, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor Don Kelly officiating. Following the services she will be laid to rest at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Friends may gather with the family Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV.

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