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James Howard "Jim" Adkins

August 12, 1939 - July 19, 2018

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.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Sunday, July 22, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm


Gethsemane Baptist Church

1315 Old Spartanburg Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, July 23, 2018

Time: 11:00 am


Shepherd Memorial Park

5045 Asheville Highway
Hendersonville, NC 28791

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