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1938 - 2019

JAMES MELVIN ADKINS, 81, of Kenova, husband of Della Love Adkins, passed away Friday, October 18, 2019, at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Reger Funeral Chapel, Huntington, by Pastor Tim Arthur and Pastor Eric Wallace. Entombment will follow in Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Ky. He was born April 9, 1938, in Ashland, Ky., a son of the late Lewis and Mae Burchett Adkins. Jim was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War Era. He was a retired brick layer with INCO and an avid animal lover. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his first wife, JoAnn Adkins; brothers, John Adkins and Pritchard Adkins; and sisters, Dorothy Jean Johnson, Edith Akers, Sylvia Lee Karnes, Imogene Gallagher, Muril Lipchey and Goldie Greshem. Additional survivors include three daughters, Robin (Gary) Bandy, Rhonda (John) Wyrick and Glenna (Bill) Hawley; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and he was "Uncle Melvin" to several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an animal shelter in your local area. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the Reger Funeral Home, Huntington. Condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.
Published in The Herald-Dispatch on Oct. 20, 2019
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