Earle Adkins

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Earle L. Adkins

HOLLY SPRINGS — Earle Lee Daughtry Adkins, affectionately known as "Fassie" or "Fatsie," departed this world on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at Rex Hospital after an extended illness.

Earle Lee was born in Sampson County in 1924 to William Rozier and Emma Langston Daughtry. She finished nursing training at Rex Hospital in 1946 and married Robert Lindsey Atkins in 1948. During the Second World War she was a member of the Cadet Nursing Corps. Her nursing career spanned many years to include Rex Hospital, Dorothea Dix Hospital, and with Dr. Elizabeth McCauley.

Earle Lee was preceded in death by her dear husband, Robert Atkins, her brother Donald Daughtry, her twin sister Muriel Swinyer Blanchard, and her younger sister Jean Ray. Earle Lee did not have children of her own but dearly loved her nieces and nephews.

She was a life time member of Forest Hills Baptist Church and was an avid North Carolina State basketball fan. Earle Lee is survived by two sisters, Mary Berneice Godwin and Helen Gray Finch. Among her closest friends are Rebecca Tanner and Chuck, Amanda and Spencer Tanner. Earle Lee can best be described as loyal, devoted, talented and selfless in caring for family and friends.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 1 until 2 p.m. followed by the funeral at 2 p.m. at the Williford Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Montlawn Cemetery Mausoleum in Raleigh, North Carolina immediately after the funeral.

In lieu of flowers she requested that contributions be made to Heartland Hospice or an organization of one's choice.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Williford Funeral Home in Fuquay-Varina.

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Williford Funeral Home
201 East Academy Street
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
(919) 552-2211
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Published in The Sampson Independent from Feb. 17 to Feb. 18, 2014