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John Adkins
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Birth: Apr. 28, 1905
Death: Sep. 3, 1978

It is with great sorrow, I try to write this obituary of my father, John Adkins.
He was one of the greatest, so there aren't any words to describe him. Except to say he was loved by all who
really knew him. Most of all by his children, grandchildren, great grandchild
ren and first, last and always, by Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
He was born April 28, 1905, to George and Alice Prater Adkins at Hueysville, Kentucky, Floyd County. He was married to Susie Ratliff Adkins (who preceded him in death February 18, 1971) December 17, 1925. Since then dad was a lonely man. He said to us children many times, "I would love to go on to Heaven and be with your mom." Thank God He answered his prayers and took him on to Heaven to be with mom and give him that peace and happiness he was looking for. I know my dad met mom in Heaven because he died without a struggle and it seemed without pain. He yawned once and went to a peaceful sleep.
Dad was baptized in the Bethel Regular Baptist Church in May 1962. I'm so glad my dad had a chance to live a christian life many years before leaving this world.
He left six children and one foster child to mourn his death, Ila Bond, Wayne and John Adkins, Frances Vondenhuevel all of Sidney, Ohio, Elsa Compton of Tallahessee, Florida, Alice Isaac of Martin, Kentucky and Willa Vanness of Logan, West Virginia. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Dad had a smile for everyone. We miss that smile and his kind words so much. He left an emptiness in our hearts that will never be filled until we meet with him and mom in Heaver some day. Dads life was just like mom's, the old time christiar way. Dad our loss is very great, but our loss is also Heavens gain
I pray we will all be together again in Heaven someday.
Our love will be with you and mom always.

Written by
I la Bond - John's daughter 
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  Susie Ratliff Adkins (1908 - 1971)*
*Calculated relationship
h/o Susie Ratliff Adkins, s/o George and Alice Prater Adkins
Samuel Bogue Ratliff Cemetery
Floyd County
Kentucky, USA
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Record added: May 17, 2007
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John Adkins
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