Jenny Adkins

Jenny Adkins

The Messenger. 06.04.08 Virginia Ann “Jenny” (Lat-imer) Adkins, 70, of Union City died June 3, 2008, at her home. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Union City First United Methodist Church, with Dr. David Russell officiating. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery. Friends may call at White-Ranson Funeral Home 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Pallbearers will be Al Oliver, Bedford Dunavant, Rob Joyner, John Burnett, Matt Russell, Portis Tanner, Adam Reeves and Bart White. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Robert Young, Jim White, Jere Baldridge, Jim Rippy, J.T. Vaughan, Bill Gillett, John Warner, local employees of Union City Insurance Co. and members of the Friday Bible Study Class at Union City First United Methodist Church and members of the Upper Room Sunday School Class at the church. The family requests that memorials be made to Union City First United Methodist Church. She was born Aug. 26, 1937, in Union City, daughter of the late Ewing Bonner “Jiggs” and Laura Frances (Hickman) Latimer. She married Hugh Stockton Adkins Dec. 22, 1956. He survives. She received her bachelor of science and master of science degrees from the University of Tennessee at Martin and was director of kindergarten at UTM from 1973-76. She also taught home economics at Union City High School from 1976-79. In 1981, she began her employment at Union City Insurance Co., where she was manager of the personal insurance division until her retirement in June 2007. She was a member and former Sunday school teacher at Union City First United Methodist Church. Survivors also include three daughters and two daughters-in-law, Caryline Adkins of Memphis and Debbie and Brad Hill and Cindy and Steve Kroeger, all of Brentwood; six grandsons, Clay Hill, Colton Hill, Jackson Hill, Steven Kroeger, Stockton Kroeger and Ben Kroeger, all of Brentwood; her brother and sister-in-law, William H. “Bill” and Carol Latimer of Union City; two cousins, Caryl S. Sorrells of West Memphis, Ark., and John Henry Stephens of Des Arc, Ark.; and three nephews, Bonn Latimer of Brentwood, Mike Latimer of Los Angeles and Doug Latimer of San Diego. Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home Web site: www.white-ranson.com.

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