Death of Chester L. Adkins

Chester L. Adkins, 88, of Hurricane, passed away April 15, 2014, at Rose Terrace Health and Rehab Center.

Mr. Adkins was born April 9, 1926, and was a lifelong resident of Hurricane. He was the son of the late Clarence and Violet Adkins of Hurricane. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Mamie Chrystalee “Tots” Adkins; grandson, Roger Pennington Jr.; brothers, Tom, William and Hal Adkins; and sister, Elizabeth Bolt.

Mr. Adkins was a retired mechanic from Columbia Gas Transmission. He was a member of Putnam Masonic Lodge No. 139 and Trace Fork Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by son, Donnie (Wanda) Adkins of Hurricane; daughters, Nina (Wayne) Turley of St. Albans, Rebecca (Roger) Pennington of Gulf Port, Miss., and Robin (Robert) Niebur of Hurricane; brother, Dewey Adkins; sister, Roma Campell; wife, Connie Henry; nine grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.

A private family service will be held at Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane.

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