Dora Adkins, 89, of Patriot, passed away on Friday, December 28, 2012, at Arbors of Gallipolis.
She was born November 23, 1923, in Huntington, West Virginia, daughter of the late Charlie and Nannie Chapman. Dora was married to Glenn Adkins for over 45 years and he preceded her in death on February 23, 2012. She worked at National Steel in Huntington for 18 years and was a homemaker.
Dora enjoyed gardening, crocheting, sewing and sitting on the front porch. She was known for her baking especially her pies, but most of all she enjoyed her family and beating her husband at fishing. She was kind to everyone and welcomed all. She was a gem.
Surviving are her children, Nancy Lawhon of Proctorville, Ohio, and Jimmy Saunders of Beckley, West Virginia; four grandchildren, Kristen Rose of Huntington, West Virginia, Chuck Lawhon of Proctorville, Ohio, Autumn Zinn of Scottown, Ohio, and C.D. Adkins of Patriot, Ohio; seven great-grandchildren, Natasha, Crystal, Corey, Hunter, Troy, Kira and Arianna; three great-great-grandchildren, Patrick, Victoria and Hayden; one daughter-in-law, Seena Adkins of Gallipolis; one sister, Hazel Barksdale of Ravenswood, West Virginia, and one special granddaughter-in-law, Hope Adkins.
In addition to her parents and husband, Glenn Adkins, Dora was preceded in death by three brothers Richard, Johnny and Charlie Chapman; four sisters, Delamay, Ethal, Levenia, Rosealee, and a stepson C.D. Adkins, Sr.
Services will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at the Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Alfred Holley officiating. Entombment will follow in Chapel of Hope Mausoleum, Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service on Wednesday.
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