Ridgeway Town Councilman Caleb W. "Ace" Adkins, 74, of Ridgeway, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond. He was born in Salem on April 18, 1930, to Ethel Radford Adkins of Eden, N.C., and Charles Edward Adkins. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Maurice Adkins. Adkins graduated from Draper High School and Pfieffer College. He served in the Navy during the Korean conflict. As a council member for 18 years, Adkins was instrumental in the installation of Ridgeway?s first traffic light at a location on U.S. 220, where several deaths had occurred. He retired as a supervisor from DuPont after 35 years. He also was a member of the VFW, Lynwood Golf Club, and Ridgeway United Methodist Church, where he served in a number of capacities, including chairman of the trustees, chairman of the finance committee and as church treasurer. He was an active member of the Ridgeway Ruritan Club, serving as president and chairman of the scholarship committee, and had volunteered at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville for more than 20 years. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife of 50 years, Lorna Garrett Adkins of the home; one daughter, Lynn A. Moreau of Richmond; one brother, Melvin Adkins of Martinsville; three step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; four nieces; and three nephews. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at McKee-Stone Funeral Services with the Rev. Pat B. Tony officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery in Ridgeway. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at McKee-Stone Funeral Services. Memorials may be made to the Scholarship Fund of the Ridgeway Ruritan Club, P.O. Box 96, Ridgeway, Va. 24148; the Ridgeway United Methodist Church Missions, P.O. Box 78, Ridgeway, Va. 24148, or the National Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33rd St., Suite 1100, New York, N.Y. 10016.