James Adkins

August 12, 1939 - July 19, 2018
James Adkins

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James “Jim” Adkins, 78, longtime resident of Hendersonville NC and recent resident of Lawrenceville GA, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018 at his home after a long illness.

Mr. Adkins was a Master Carpenter and Licensed Contractor for over 39 years. He served his Country in the Navy. He was a member of the Gethsemane Baptist Church in Flat Rock.

Mr. Adkins was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lorae N. Adkins; his parents, Mordecai and Christine Adkins; brother, Charles Adkins; and sister, Joyce Rhodes.

He is survived by his daughter and her husband, Karren and John Amidon, and his son and wife, William and Kathy Hyder; four grandchildren, Katie Hyder, Suzanne Hyder, Jacob Amidon and Lauren Amidon. He also is survived by a sister, Ruth Wadley, in Missouri; his sisters-in law, Bertha Stepp and Frances Hoots; and numerous beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and many loved ones.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Gethsemane Baptist Church with Pastor Danny Pridmore officiating. A graveside service with military honors will be at 11:00 am Monday, July 23, 2018 at Shepherd Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Creative Community Services, 1650 Oakbrook Drive, Ste. 445, Norcross, GA 30093 (www.ccsgeorgia.org)

He really was one of the Best truly authentic men in the world, full of heart, faith and honesty. He did his best not to judge others and find goodness in all people. He was a Giver. His acts has of kindness were never random but deliberate and part of him.


Sunday, July 22, 2018
3:00 PM

Gethsemane Baptist Church - Directions
1315 Old Spartanburg Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Monday, July 23, 2018
11:00 AM

Shepherd Memorial Park - Directions
5045 Asheville Highway
Hendersonville, NC 28791

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  • July 21, 2018
    Rev. Ray Talley says:
    Jim Adkins was one of the most GENUINE Christians I have ever known. I was blessed to be his interim Pastor for two years at Gethsemane Baptist Church. He is now with the Savior he loved and served so faithfully. Rev. Ray Talley