NELLIE ADKINS (Oct 16, 2008) NELLIE ADKINS, 99, of Ceredo, W.Va., widow of Johnnie Adkins, died Tuesday, October 14, 2008, at the Hollbrook Nursing Home in Buckhannon, W.Va. She was born on December 17, 1908, in Stiltner, W.Va., a daughter to the late Pearlina (Adams) and John Kirk Napier. She worked at Cammack Children School and Camden Park as a Cook. She is a member of the Philadelphia United Baptist Church, Lavalette, W.Va. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Adkins, and two grandsons, Larry E. and William Keith Adkins. Survivors include a son, John Adkins Jr. and his wife, Diane, of Jackson, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Nina Mae Adkins; grandchildren, John David and wife Sidney, Kenneth R. and wife Frances, Deborah and husband Tucker Lynch, and Shawn Adkins. Mrs. Adkins also leaves behind eleven great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren all whom she loved very much. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home with Rev. Don Napier and Rev. Glen Kiah Williamson officiating. Burial will follow in the Spring Valley Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family. Note: Obituary included a photo.
Paul E. Dyer: John Queen of Loudoun County, Virginia and Descendants, page 334: Nellie Napier m. Johnnie Adkins, son of Henderson Adkins and Laura (Cox) Adkins; res. Huntington. Their children: i. Johnnie b. 27 Jan. 1928. ii. Kenneth b. 25 Mar. 1930 in Wayne County.
Johnnie Adkins b. 1928; m. (i) Mildred Mitchell. He is a teacher in Jackson, Ohio. Their children: i. John David b. 17 Oct. 1950. ii. William Keith.
John David Adkins b. 1950; m. Sidney Dixon. Their children: i. Angela Gail. Ii. David Ashley b. 1 Jan. 1978.
William Keith Adkins m. Diane ______. Their children: i. Wm. Keith, Jr. ii. Son ???. iii. Sara.
Kenneth Adkins b. 1930; m. Nina Mae Saulton. He is a school principal and she is sec. of the insurance agency that Kenneth owns. He is also a real estate broker; res. Huntington. Their children: i. Kenneth Rayburn, born 7 December 1950 in Cabell Co. ii. Deborah Jean b. 24 December 1952 in Cabell County; teacher; single. iii. Larry Edward b. 26 January 1954 in Wayne Co.; paramedic. iv. Steven Shawn b. 25 September 1970 in Cabell Co.
Kenneth Rayburn Adkins b. 1950; m. Frances Persun. He is an insurance agent and real estate salesman. Their children [child]: i. Kenneth Rayburn III b. 16 Feb. 1978 in Cabell County.
From Joel Adkins' files: The 1910 census for District 193, Stonewall District, Wayne County, West Virginia lists: Henderson Adkins 41; wife Laura Adkins 33 or 35; son Harman Adkins 11; daughter Vicy J. Adkins 9; son John Adkins 7; daughter Elizabeth Adkins 2.
Henderson ADKINS (Harmon ADKINS5, Hezekiah ADKINS4, Littleberry ADKINS3, Parker V. ADKINS2, William Atkinson ADKINS1) was born 23 April 1869 at Lick Creek in Wayne County, West Virginia and died in Wayne County 29 June 1915. He married first Buena Vista RAMEY [“Bunea”] in Wayne County 13 October 1892. She died about 1895 in Wayne County. He married second Laura Belle COX 29 July 1896, daughter of John COX and Unknown UNKNOWN.
The 1910 census for District 193, Stonewall District, Wayne County, West Virginia lists: Henderson Adkins 41; wife Laura Adkins 33 or 35; son Harman Adkins 11; daughter Vicy J. Adkins 9; son John Adkins 7; daughter Elizabeth Adkins 2.
Child of Henderson ADKINS and Buena Vista RAMEY is:
i. Naomi ADKINS was born 8 September 1893.
Children of Henderson ADKINS and Laura Belle COX are:
i. Harmon ADKINS was born 31 July 1898 and died 9 December 1984. He married Virgie Mae LOWE, daughter of Winchester LOWE and Cora NAPIER BRUMFIELD.
ii. Vicy Jane ADKINS was born 4 August 1900. She married Pearly NAPIER in 1916.
iii. Johnnie ADKINS was born about 1903.[An Ancestry.com post states that he was born 28 February 1903 in West Virginia and died April 1977 at Ceredo, Wayne County, West Virginia. And that he married Nellie Napier.]