Mary Elizabeth Louise Gautier Adkins, 75, of Curve Road in Pearisburg, departed this life Tuesday evening April 7, 2009 at Pulaski Community Hospital in Pulaski, VA. Born in Pearisburg on October 25, 1933 she was a daughter of the late Clarence Houston and Elsie Mae Sadler Gautier. She was a member of Riverview Baptist Church in Ripplemead. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John Buford Adkins, her sisters Betty Nelson, Sue Hale and Judy Smith.
She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters Carolyn Snider of Pearisburg, Regina and Nelson Reynolds of Blacksburg, and Tammy and Raymond McGuire of Pembroke, her son Johnny and Darlene Adkins of Narrows; her brother “Bill” C.W. and Bonnie of Pembroke, her sisters Nettie Wilson of Pearisburg and Brenda Hodge of Pearisburg; her grandchildren Jennifer Adkins, Stephanie Vaught, Josh Snider, J C. McGuire, and Makayla McGuire; her great-grandson Anthony Vaught.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with Pastor Shahn Wilburn officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 PM Thursday evening.Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.