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Booker Daniel Adkins
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Birth: Nov. 22, 1922
Iron Gate
Alleghany County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 13, 2012
Iron Gate
Alleghany County
Virginia, USA

Booker Daniel Adkins, 89, of 601 Commerce Avenue, Iron Gate, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at his residence.

He was born November 22, 1922, in Iron Gate, to the late Chesley M. and Lucy Tyree Adkins.

He served in the United States Army during World War II, and worked for 42 years for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, retiring as Car Inspector. He was a member of Kayser Memorial Presbyterian Church and a lifelong resident of Iron Gate.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by first wife, Nellie Morgan Adkins; and second wife, Helen Nicely Adkins; two brothers, Wesley Adkins and Ashby Adkins; and three sisters, Sue Lucado, Ruth Brooks, and Geneva Wheatley.

He is survived by a daughter, Jan M. Franks and husband, John, of Summerville, S.C.; two sons, Charles E. Adkins and wife, Jeannette, of King and Queen Courthouse, and Ronnie W. Adkins, of Montvale; six grandchildren, Lindsay Adkins, of New Orleans, La., Meredith Adkins, of King and Queen Courthouse, Tommy Adkins, of Raleigh, N.C., Tony Franks and wife, Danica, of Fairfax, April Christopher and husband, Josh, of Easley, S.C., and Dakota Adkins, of Montvale; a great-granddaughter, Tillman Christopher, of Easley, S.C.; a number of nieces and nephews; and special friends, Margaret Jeffries and Brenda Lindsay.

A Funeral Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2012, in the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge, with the Reverend Louis Dodd officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Clifton Forge. Military Rites will be conducted at the graveside by members of the Burnside-Carpenter VFW Post 4299. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Dowd, Jerry Johnson, Nathan Goldberg, Wayne Lindsay, Jimmy Jeffries, Chazy Nicely, and Chris Fisher. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nicely Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the Iron Gate Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Attn: Chris Fisher, Treasurer, P. O. Box 146, Iron Gate, VA 24448.
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Published in Roanoke Times on March 16, 2012 
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  Nellie Morgan Adkins (1928 - 1987)
  Helen Ernestine Nicely Adkins (1921 - 2004)
Mountain View Cemetery
Clifton Forge
Alleghany County
Virginia, USA
Created by: SWVA Genealogy Searcher
Record added: Mar 16, 2012
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Booker Daniel Adkins
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Worked for 42 years for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, retiring as Car Inspector.
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