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Merl V. Adkins
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Birth: Jun. 27, 1947
Kentucky, USA
Death: May 15, 2012
Kentucky, USA

United States Army,

Merl V. Adkins, 64 years of age, of Nancy, Kentucky, departed this life on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 at his residence.

He was born on June 27th, 1947 in Isom (Letcher County), Kentucky, son of the late George C. Adkins and Helen Tackett Adkins. He was a graduate of Whitesburg High School, a United States Army veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and a heavy equipment operator for Kannan Mining Company in Whitesburg, Kentucky.

Merl was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Nancy, Kentucky, an antique collector, and an avid outdoorsman, who loved everything about nature. He loved spending time with his family, friends, and grandchildren.

He was survived by his loving wife, Alma Couch Adkins, whom he married on December 18th, 1976 in Clintwood, Virginia; one son, Brian Keith Adkins of Isom, Kentucky; two grandchildren, Erica Jade Meade of Cornettsville, Kentucky and Kevin Lee Adkins of Whitesburg, Kentucky; three sisters, Reba (and Jim) Cavins of Dayton, Ohio, Maralena Adkins of Ponte Vedra, Florida, and Marcia Adkins of Clearwater, Florida; two brothers, Darlis Von Adkins of Maryville, Tennessee and Larry D. Adkins of Spring Hill, Florida; and a host of other family and friends who mourn his passing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Helen Adkins; two sisters, Jean Hoey and Daralene Caudill; and three brothers, Billy C. Adkins, Roe B. Adkins, and Basil Duel Adkins.

Visitations were held on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lake Cumberland Funeral Home in Somerset, Kentucky.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Harris officiating.

Services were held at the Jeremiah Missionary Baptist Church in Jeremiah, Kentucky on Thursday, May 17th, 2012 from 12:00 noon until time for funeral services at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Allen Meyers officiating.

Burial followed in the Adkins Family Cemetery in Isom, Kentucky.


I'd like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an after glow
of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun
of happy memories
that I leave when my life is done. 
Note: Obituary information courtesy of funeral home website.
Adkins Family Cemetery
Letcher County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Cadmus
Record added: May 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90233331
Merl V. Adkins
Added by: Cadmus
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Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on. Cherished memories will never fade, because one loved is gone. Those we love can never be, more than a thought apart, for as long as there is a memory, they live with in our heart.
- Cadmus
 Added: May. 16, 2012

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