OBITUARY: Mary Sue Boner Adkins

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Mary Sue Boner Adkins, age 78, member of the Theta, TN community, born Christmas Day 1944, in Nashville, Davidson County TN. Mary passed away peacefully at NHC Maury Regional Care Center after an extended illness.

Mary was the daughter of the late Elias Jasper Boner and the late Gladys McInturff Boner, of Davidson County.

She was a 1963 graduate of Hume-Fogg High School. In June of 1963, she married the love of her life Charles L. Adkins who preceded her in death on March 29, 1989.

Mary and her family became members of the Theta, TN community in 1972, she was a former employee of Weather Tamer in Columbia TN. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, arts, crafts, NASCAR, a good book, movie or TV show and all genres of music. She was a 40+ year member of Theta FCE Club and held many officer positions in FCE. She also wrote “Theta on the Hill”, an article for a local paper that told of FCE and local community events.

In the 1970’s Mary was a homeroom mother for the Santa Fe School class of 1982. After the untimely loss of her husband, and retirement, she became caregiver for many family members and elder friends who needed help at home or transportation.

Mary’s sense of humor was contagious, you could not help but to laugh with her or at her. She never met a stranger, and loved everyone’s children like they were her own. Her yard was the yard in the neighborhood where all the children went to play. She was a giving woman, would give her opinion whether you wanted it or not, and give to others in need what she had to give.

Survivors include her son, Eric E. Adkins (Dianne Lampley Adkins) of Columbia, TN; brother, Fred (Patricia) Boner of Clarksville, TN; sisters-in-law, Nina “Tiny” Below of WI; Juanita “Blondie” (Lloyd) Adkins, Beulah “Boot” (Bill) Touma, Dixie (Bill) Lambert, Connie Adkins Huffman, all of WV. Brothers-in-law Collie “Bronco” Smith Jr. and Ronald (Denise) Smith, all of WV. Many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. Also her extended family of Johnny and Wanda Andrews of Theta, TN.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her grandparents, William Henry Boner and Mary Gracie Merritt Boner, James Arthur McInturff and Susie Lillie Coats McInturff, all of Nashville, Davidson County TN; Granddaughter, Angelle Charlize Adkins, Columbia, TN; Stepmother, Gladys Evelyn Orr Gary, of TN; father and mother-in-law, George W. Adkins, Sadie Pearl Blankenship Smith, of WV; Sisters-in-law, Dana Adkins Hager, of NM; Gloria Y. Smith of WV; Lillian Kay Cavender Boner of TN. Brothers-in-law, Gene Adkins and Carl “Bill” Smith, all of WV.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Heritage Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Webb officiating. A visitation will be held on Friday, March 24, 2023, from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Funeral Home Cemetery (In Garden of Religion C.) Nashville, Davidson County, TN. Heritage Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. https://www.tnfunerals.com

Active pallbearers will be friends & family. Honorary pallbearers include members of the Maury County FCE.

Mary loved flowers, but at her request, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital or a charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank the staff of Maury Regional Medical Center & NHC Maury Regional for the care she received in her last days. Thank you again.

 

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