|Birth: ||Jul. 27, 1921|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 19, 2002|
Clifford "Cush" Adkins, 80, of Lake City, died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Born July 27, 1921, in Delbarton, W. Va., he was the son of Howard and Pearl Adkins.
Mr. Adkins was involved in several businesses in West Virginia before moving to Eastern Kentucky in 1956 where he continued with AKP Coal Company and other ventures.
In 1966, he moved to Lake City and opened Volunteer Mining.
He was always an avid hunter and fresh water fisherman and had been featured in articles in Bass Master and several other magazines. After retiring, he lived and fished every winter in Florida and gardened each spring and summer in Lake City.
Mr. Adkins' family said he had a very full life and enjoyed many friends. He loved and treasured his family and had recently become a born again Christian, and had joined Covenant Life Worship Center in Lake City.
He is survived by two children, Grova Disney and her husband, Terry, of LaPorte, Colo., and Dan Adkins and his wife, Sharon, of Oak Ridge; two grandchildren, Luke Adkins and Kate Adkins, both of Oak Ridge; two sisters, Mandy Gerard of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Toni Canterbury of South Williamston, Ky.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Adkins was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Mary Adkins, and his brother, Hodge Adkins.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Covenant Life Worship Center in Lake City with the Rev. Tony McAfee officiating.
A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church.
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City is handling the arrangements.
Published in The Oak Ridger, March 20, 2002
Mary Margaret Justice Adkins (1927 - 1994)*
Oak Ridge Memorial Park
Created by: Ron Manley
Record added: Nov 18, 2009
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