Obituary of Virgil Luther Adkins, 1990:
Virgil Luther Adkins, 57, of Oliver Springs, died July 14 at 9:10 p.m. at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Adkins had suffered from black lung disease.
Adkins was born in Scott County and was a retired Windrock coal miner with the Windrock Coal & Mining Co. He had also worked for the Oliver Springs Mining Co.
He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a member of Union Valley Baptist Church in Windrock.
Prior to his illness he employed fishing and camping.
Adkins is survived by his wife, Girlie Mae Seiber Adkins; three sons and daughters-in-law, Danny J. and Wanda Adkins of Windrock, Gary L. (Donnie) and Mariella Adkins of Frost Bottom and Terry and Cindy Adkins of Dalton, Ga.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Rhonda Diane Patterson of Oliver Springs and Donna Renee and Jimmy Lively of Coalfield; his mother, Lucille Gibson Adkins of Windrock; one brother, Sterling Adkins of Windrock; four sisters, Masie Leach of Frost Bottom, Mary Aslinger of Windrock, Wanda Jones of Oliver Springs, and Gayla Falco of Panama, eight grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, a step-great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held at Union Valley Baptist Church on July 17 at 2 p.m. The Rev. Hoye Bunch and the Rev. Steve Seiber officiated. Interment was at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
Clinton Courier-News, July 18, 1990.
[Transcribed by Stephanie A. Hill from a photocopy of the microfilm in the genealogy vertical files at the Lake City Library.]