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L J Adkins

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Thursday, August 4, 1938 - Tuesday, September 20, 2016

CMSgt L J Adkins United States Air Force (Retired) of Malvern passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was 78.  

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2016 in the chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory in Slocomb with Rev. Hosea Parker officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Hill Cemetery. 


The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you honor Mr. Adkins memory with your contribution to Gentiva Hospice, 2740 Headland Ave. Dothan AL 36303; or to the charity of your choice.


Mr. Adkins was born August 4, 1938 in Coffee County to the late Willie Melvin and Gladys Casey Adkins.  A proud United States Air Force veteran, L J honorably and faithfully served his country achieving the highest enlisted rank of Chief Master Sergeant.  In addition to his military service, he continued in public service and retired from the Civil Service after 27 years. L J enjoyed spending time in his vegetable garden and he loved to fish.  He loved his Lord and was a member of Malvern Baptist Church. He was loved by his family and will be dearly missed. 


In addition to his parents , his first wife and mother of his children, Mary Adkins; one brother Lomax Adkins and one sister, Bettye Hancock preceded him in death. 


Survivors include his wife, Margaret Bradley Adkins, Malvern; children: Susan Diane Smith (Brian), Malvern, James Adkins (Candi) Malvern and Joe Adkins (Brenda), Foley; sister, Lonie McInnis, Level Plains; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and other extended family and friends.  


Funeral Service

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016



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Sandi Lilly

My deepest sympathies and condolences on your loss. May the love of God give you comfort and may the strength of God give you peace! Love, Sandi
Deanna Adkins and Family

We pray peace that surpasses all understanding. LJ is no longer suffering and Heaven has gained another angel. Our thoughts and prayers go out for the family. Remember the good and the not so bad but always remember He loved his family. With love to all Deanna
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Amy Smith Sanders

So sorry for your family's loss. My thoughts and prayer's are with you during this time. May God bless you and comfort you during this difficult time.
Sheryl Davis

Our sincere condolences to the Adkins family.
The L B Douglas family
Sheryl Davis

The Larry Nowell family wish to send condolences to the Adkins family.
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Belinda Rasmussen

I know that Belinda would want to send our condolences, thoughts & prayers to the entire family. She thought the world of her uncle L.J.. I only met him a couple of times but he seemed to be a good man
& was proud to meet him. Our thoughts & prayers will stay in his heart & ours.

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