The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 14, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, March 14, 2013

Mary Madeline Adkins

HINTON — Mary Madeline Adkins, 78, of Hinton, died at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Summers County A.R.H. Hospital in Hinton, following a long illness.

Born June 5, 1934, in Hinton, she was the daughter of the late Carl Junior and Croney Ellen Martin Adkins.

Mrs. Adkins was a former employee of Pipestem State Park in the housekeeping department. She was a former housekeeper for E.M. Meadows Funeral Home in Hinton and several area residents. Mary was a lifelong resident of Summers County and attended the Hinton Gospel Tabernacle as long as her health permitted.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold “Buster” Adkins. Also by a daughter, Louella Adkins, twin infant brothers, sister, Kathleen Adkins, daughter-in-law, Joyce Adkins, granddaughter, Angelia Adkins and four great grandchildren.

Survivors include three sons, Dickie Adkins of Hinton, Ducky Adkins and wife Debbie of Hinton and Nickie Adkins and wife Rhonda of Woodrumtown; four daughters, Judy Epperly and husband Doug of Nimitz, Brenda Trout and husband Ralph of Hinton, Deloris Cook and companion Nick DeGroff of Hinton and Lisa Buckland and husband Ronnie of Hinton; one brother, Harold Adkins and wife Betty of Hinton; one sister, Barbara Adkins of Hinton; 16 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton, with Pastor Dallas Peyton officiating. Burial will follow in the Adkins Family Cemetery near Hinton.

Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences & guest register at www.pivontfuneralhome. com

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

Lava Bowling

Lava Smithson Bowling, 85, of Surveyor, died Tuesday, March 12th, 2013, at her home.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

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