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 Effie Madeline <I>Collins</I> Adkins

Effie Madeline Collins Adkins

Mingo County, West Virginia, USA
Death 30 Mar 2010 (aged 88)
Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, USA
Burial Wheelersburg, Scioto County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 100010609 · View Source
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EFFIE MADELINE ADKINS, 88, of Portsmouth, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at the SOMC Hospice Center.

Effie was born February 26, 1922, a daughter of the late Tolbert Frank and Ella Hatfield Collins, who made their home in Glen Alum, West Virginia. Effie was one of ten children born at Beech Creek, West Virginia.

Effie was preceded in death March 1, 1981, by her husband, Allison "Walker" Adkins, who was the love of her life. They were married July 3, 1944.

She was a member of the Scioto Baptist Church where she was a former Sunday school teacher and member of the Ladies Aid and church choir. When Effie first moved to Portsmouth, she worked at the former Selby Shoe Company. She also worked for the Valley local school district and later retired from Mercy Hospital.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary (Howard) Newmark of Ashland, Kentucky, and Debra Adkins of Portsmouth, who was caregiver to her mother; a grandson, Alexander Newmark; a favorite niece, Sharon Pratt of Pomeroy; and several other nieces, nephews and cousins.

Effie was also preceded in death by four brothers, Willie Collins, Howard Carter, Blaine Carter and Dave Collins; five sisters, Ava Ferrell, Alice Yeley, Ruby Hammond, Georgia Underwood, and Ermaal Wilber.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Scioto Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Miller officiating and interment in Memorial Burial Park.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in Portsmouth, and at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Scioto Baptist Church, 2111 Cockrells Road, Lucasville, Ohio, 45648, and SOMC Hospice, 2201-25th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio.

Gravesite Details Age 88 Years




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100010609
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