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January 11, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, Jan. 11, 2013

Gina Adkins

OAK HILL — Gina Ann Adkins, 39, of Oak Hill, passed away Monday, January 7, 2013, at home.

For those wishing to express their condolences to Gina’s family, you may do so by visiting our website at

Arrangements are incomplete at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

Juanita Adkins

HURRICANE — Mrs. Juanita Adkins, 80, of Hurricane, W.Va., passed away after a long battle with Alzeheimers Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Teays Valley Center at Hurricane.

She was born on June 15, 1932, at Stowe, W.Va., the daughter of the late Eli and Edna Staten Stepp.

Mrs. Adkins attended Becco United Baptist Church while living at Amherstdale, W.Va. and First Christian Church of Logan while living at Godby Heights, W.Va. She was a Business Office Manager for Dr. Pacis and worked at Man ARH for 22 years.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Manuel Adkins, three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include four children, Brenda Gail (Glen) Hurley of Scott Depot, W.Va., Gary (Teresa) Adkins of Mallory, W.Va., Sheila (Mike) Zeto of Beaver, W.Va., and Scott (Lisa) Adkins of Hurricane.

Services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, January 14, 2013, at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services at Chapmanville, W.Va., with Rev. Rex Workman officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens at Godby, W.Va.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2013, at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services at Chapmanville.

Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services at  Chapmanville, are in charge of the arrangements.

Greta D. Bishop

ADVANCE, N.C. — Greta Delores McKinney Mills Bishop, 94, of Advance, formerly of Barkers Ridge, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at the residence of her daughter, Peggy Joyner following a long illness.

Born September 14, 1918, at Beartown, she was the daughter of the late Leonard McKinney and Rebecca Church McKinney.

Greta was a member of the Mullens Family Worship Center. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, but most of all she was a Godly woman who would take people in and take care of them, and she will be missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by two husbands, Oliver Mills and Jessie James Bishop; five sons, Johnny Mills, Eugene Mills, Otis Mills, James Hubert Mills, and Melvin Mills; one daughter, Bobbie Jean Shrewsberry; three grandsons, Brian Keith O’Neal, Eddie Dean Shrewsberry, and Kenneth Ray Bishop; two great grandsons, Dewey Shrewsberry Jr. and Dustin Shrewsberry; two great granddaughters, Amber Massey and Ashley Coe; and several brothers and sisters.

Those left to cherish her memory are four daughters, Helsie O’Neal and her husband, William of Allen Junction, Phyllis Mills and her husband, Billy of Basin, Drema Shrewsbury and her husband, Alvin of Barkers Ridge, and Peggy Joyner and her husband, Eddie of Advance, N.C.; 30 grandchildren; 75 great grandchildren; 50 great great grandchildren; one brother; three sisters; and a very special friend, Jeff Shrewsberry of North Carolina.

The family would like to thank Peggy Joyner (our sister) for the wonderful loving care she gave our Mother. God will bless you for this.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013, at the Mullens Family Worship Center, with Rev. Chuck Morgan and Pastor John Rogers. Burial will follow in the John H. McKinney Cemetery at Basin.

Friends may call today from 6 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The family of Greta Bishop is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

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