Martha Ann Adkins

Martha Ann Adkins, 79, of Mineral passed away Saturday, June 6, 2020 in Charlottesville. She was born November 16, 1940 in Peterstown, West Virginia to the late James M. Sowers and Pearl K. Sowers.

Martha was preceded in death by her husband, William “Ray” Adkins; her sister, Nancy Chambers; her sister-in-law, Jane Sowers; and daughter-in-law, Kathy. 

Martha was a member of the House of God Church and the Sorority Beta Sigma Phi. She attended Bluefield State College and received a business degree. Martha was a medicine aide at Clinton Convalescent Center for 29 years. She was known as a loving woman who enjoyed cooking with family, especially her “bushel cookies,” which required help from several family members to bake. She was an artist who enjoyed crocheting blankets for her grandchildren and creating home-made cards featuring her own drawings. Her favorite color was purple and her favorite foods were steamed shrimp and crab dip. 

She is survived by her brother, John Sowers (Jane); sister, Deborah Lucas (Willie); four sons, Donnie R. Adkins (Brenda), Ronnie D. Adkins (Kathy and Suzanne), Michael S. Adkins, and Kenneth L. Adkins; one daughter, Melissa A. Adkins; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and her companion, Walter Martin.

A visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 11 at Woodward Funeral Home. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 12 in the funeral home chapel. Interment followed at Spring Grove Cemetery, Mineral.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be following the state-      mandated social distancing, and occupancy rule. Face mask will not be provided by the funeral home or family.

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