J.P. Adkins, 76, of Manila, died Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mt. Home.
Born at Harrisburg, he was the son of he late John and Hazel Hall Adkins and had been a Manila resident since 1949. He was a member and deacon of Manila First Baptist Church, was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a retired farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Vada Griffin Adkins of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Johnny and Susan Adkins of Fayetteville and Dr. Kevin and Anne Adkins of Mt. Home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Ronald Cavenaugh of Walnut Ridge and Carla and Ricky Cherry of Manila; two brothers, Jimmy Adkins of Jackson, Miss., and Roy Adkins of Enumclaw, Wash.; a sister, Betty Marks of Wichita Falls, Texas; and nine grandchildren.
The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church with Reverends Farrell Duffel, William Piercy and Joey Smithson officiating. Burial was in the Manila Cemetery under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Manila.
The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church.