Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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August 24, 2010

Bonnie Ruth Adkins

TAZEWELL, Va. — Bonnie Ruth Adkins, age 85, formerly of Tazewell, Va., passed away Saturday, August 21, 2010 near her home in Belleview, Fla. Born July 21, 1925 in Floyd County, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Anne Rife Steffey. Bonnie was a long standing member of the Tazewell Church of Christ which she and her late husband, Robert, helped build.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-seven years, Robert Adkins; a daughter, Gay Sizemore; five brothers, Leonard, Jr., Claude, Charley, Leon, and James Steffey; four sisters, Harriet Dean, Naomi Steffey, May Fern Worrix, and Martha Ellen Elkins.

She is survived by two sons, J.R. Adkins and Toney Adkins, both of Bluefield, Va.; one daughter, Joyce McDonald and husband, Michael of Belleview, Fla.; one brother, John “Pitts” Steffey of Oceana, W.Va.; six sisters, Magdaline Scalf, Hannah Whisenant, both of Oceana, W.Va., Lorretta Harvel and Helen Smith, both of Tram, Ky., Eulah Sarter of Sesser, Ill., and Kay Horton of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; twelve grandchildren, Jeff Sizemore, Angie Osborne, Michelle Carter, Brad Adkins, and Amy Adkins, all of Bluefield, Va., Cindy Hill of Clear Fork, W.Va., Dyann Hart of Belleview, Fla., Beth Harman-Ford of Conway, S.C., Bill Huber of Seattle, Wash., Ben Henry of Reailto, Calif., Danny Adkins of Bristol, Va. and Laura Henry of Las Vegas, Nev.; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews; and a special bond with a niece and nephew, Wanda and Rick Rose of Clarksville, Tenn.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 26, 2010 at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell, Va. with Minister Conway Hutton officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, Va. Relatives and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, August 25, 2010.

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