ADKERSON, Loyce Marie OdomThe daughter of Guy Leburn & Gladys Lora (Robinson) Odom, was born January 28, 1933. On November 20, 2012, she passed on to her heavenly Father and to be with her husband, John Cecil Adkerson of 60 years, who passed away November 12, 2012. They were married September 14, 1952. She was survived by their four daughters and 3 sons. She had 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Children: Janet (Robert) Schutt, Yorktown, VA, Barbara (Brent) Johnson, Smyrna, TN, Steve (Sarah) Adkerson, Cincinatti, OH, Carey (Susie) Adkerson, Nashville, TN, Sharon (Scott) Salsman, Williamsburg, VA, Melvyn (Shawna) Adkerson, Columbia, SC, Marilyn (Steve) Parham, Knoxville, TN; grandchildren: William (Jessica), Phillip (Amanda, Amber (Justin), Emily, John V, Michael, Laura, Zacarey, Abbie, Paul, John R., Mark, Thomas & Jodie; great-grandchildren: Hunter, Rachel & Joanna. Loyce was a native of Rutherford County, Smyrna, TN. For the past 6 years, she was site coordinator for Rutherford County Christian Women's Job Corp. Loyce's first earthly love was her family. She leaves a legacy of service and missions. A Celebration of Loyce's life will be held 12 p.m. Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Stones River Baptist Church. Interment will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 27th at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. til 12 Noon at the church Saturday. The family request in lieu of flowers, donations to be made to the church of your choice.
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Published in The Tennessean on Nov. 22, 2012