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CARRIE A. LUCAS PRATT, 93, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington. She was born December 6, 1920, in Cabell County, WV, the daughter of the late Alberta and Gilbert Adkins and was preceded in death by "The love of my life," her husband of 55 years, Calvin Lucas. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, by her nephew, Rev. Johnny Bowen. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Huntington. "Born and raised on Beechfork" attended Barboursville High School, worked at the Dress Factory, General Cigar and Sylvania Electric (where she was elected Business Agent for the union) she retired from Fountain Valley Community Hospital of Fountain Valley, Calif. She became a member of the College of Regents of the Women of the Moose in La Mirada, Calif., and before dementia was a seamstress, a wiz at pies, cakes, dominoes, checkers, and bingo. Beyond measure was her love for The Lord, family, home, holidays, family gatherings and homecomings. Bethlehem, Salem, and Eighteenth Street (where she taught Sunday School) United Baptist Churches were throughout life most dear to her heart; she and Calvin placed their membership with the Prince of Peace Church led by the late Pastor John Hockenberry. Preceding her in death were six sisters, Regina Adkins, Theresa Christopher, Virginia Baker, Lola Turley, Evelyn Ramey and Virginia Adkins; four brothers, Alton, Lace, Austin and Cecil Adkins along with seventeen sisters and brothers-in-law. Carrie is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Norman M. and Donna G. Lucas of Parkersburg, W.Va., and Pierce M. Lucas of Huntington; one grandson, Gregory R. Rodriquez of Palm Springs, Calif.; three granddaughters, Dawn Marie Lucas of Parkersburg, W.Va., Kimberly D. Hale (Charles) and Kelli E. Arnold of Lavalette, W.Va.; two beloved sisters and their husbands, Elizabeth and Enos Hadley of Harlingen, Texas, and Patricia and Ervin Bowen of Richmond Hill, Ga.; one sister-in-law, Letha Adkins of Lynchburg, Va.; eight great-grandchildren; caregiver and "adopted son," Otoniel Palacios of Huntington; and a host of nephews, nieces, friends, and neighbors. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at Chapman's Mortuary, Saturday, March 29. The family requests honoring Carrie's long-standing wish that flower remembrances not be sent and a donation be made to Hospice of Huntington, P.O. Box 464, Huntington, WV 25709 in love and gratitude for the services provided to her many family members and friends over the years.
Published in The Herald-Dispatch on Mar. 29, 2014
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