Obituary of Lillie Adkins, 1994:
Lillie Adkins, 86, of Oliver Springs, died Tuesday in Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
A Norma native, Mrs. Adkins had lived in the Oliver Springs area for 54 years. She enjoyed gardening and attending church. She was a member of Union Valley Baptist Church.
Mrs. Adkins was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Rosa Harness Gibson; husband, Virgil Adkins, Ruby Jean Webb and Freddie Ray Adkins; one sister, Minnie Patterson; and three brothers, the Rev. John Gibson, the Rev. Fred Gibson and James Gibson.
Survivors include children and spouses, Masil Leach of Frost Bottom Community, Sterling and Evaleen Adkins and Mary Dean Aslinger, all of Oliver Springs, Wanda and Fred Hardin of Wartburg and Gayla Adkins of Denver, Colorado; sisters, Lucy Hinkle of Dalton, Ga., Alice Gibson of Huntsville, and Burnetta Martin of Dalton, Ga.; brother, Willie Gibson of Helenwood; 24 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Geneva Patterson and Ina Johnson.
Funeral service will be conducted 2 pm Thursday in Union Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Benny Braden and the Rev. Steve Seeber officiating. Burial will follow in Butler Cemetery, Oliver Springs.
Friends may call 6-9 pm Wednesday in Sharp Funeral Home.
Clinton Courier News, 2 Nov 1994
[Courtesy of Brenda Foster]