The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 14, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, June 14, 2013

Richard Clark Adkins

SCARBRO — Richard Clark Adkins, 66, of Scarbro, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital.

Born February 18, 1947, at Eccles, the son of the late Clark Adkins and Lura (Adkins) Adkins.

Richard was a mechanic on heavy equipment.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters Freda Cook, Joyce Breeden, Lorene Marcenach, and three brothers Estel Adkins, Herbert Adkins and Charles Adkins.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 47 years Vivian Adkins; three daughters Sherry Crawford and husband “Bubby,” Donna Sayre and husband Ronnie, and Bonnie Adkins; one son Ricky Adkins and wife Mary Jean; and numerous nieces and nephews.

His remains rest at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel where the funeral will be held 12 noon Saturday, June 15, 2013, with Rev. Ken Sowder, Joan Perry, and Bobby Adkins officiating, and where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Adkins Family Cemetery, Longbottom Mountain, Hinton.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

N. Irene Bullins

“God took our mom home today, you fought the good fight and kept the faith. Now Heaven is sweeter with you there.” N. Irene Bullins, age 81, of Crab Orchard, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

Born on December 2, 1931, at Helen, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Lundy Blevins and Florence Blevins.

Mrs. Bullins worked as a Nanny and a caregiver for many years. She enjoyed painting, playing the piano, and her flowers. Mrs. Bullins was a member of the Teel Church of Jesus. Special thanks go to her pastor and his wife Gary and Janet Blankenship, and to her loving church family.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Arthur Vernon Gross and Billy A. Bullins, by her children, Calvin A. Gross and Diane F. Bullins Coleman, and by her siblings, Elmer, Archie, and Jack Blevins, and Edna Farmer.

Those survivors left to cherish her memory include her children: Barbara Dean and her husband James of Clayton, Del., Kenny Bullins and his wife Diane of Newark, Del., Thurman Bullins and his wife Debbie of Perry, Ohio, Bess Scott of Crab Orchard, Bobby Bullins and his wife Frances of Lexington, N.C., Rose Blankenship and her husband Roger of Crab Orchard, Susie Mays and her husband Mike of Coal City, W.Va., and Tim Gross of Huntington, W.Va. A sister, Beulah O’Neal Wood of Crab Orchard; 28 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren also survive.

The family also extends special thanks to her best friends, Dena and Robert Blythe, to the Bowers Hospice House, Dr. Jenny GilBhrighde and Staff, Hospice House caregivers, Dr. Joseph Golden, Raleigh General Hospital, Mountain State Home Health, Raleigh Cancer Center, Dr. Khanna and Nancy, Pastor Ken Souder, and also to her special sister Beulah Wood and to her special niece Teresa Nowazcyk.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Gary Blankenship officiating. Private entombment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum at Prosperity on Monday.

The visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801, or to Hospice of Southern WV, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802, in memory of Mrs. Bullins.

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.

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