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Faye Adkins

August 9, 1938 — February 20, 2024

Drummonds, TN

Faye Elizabeth Turner Adkins, 85, passed away at her home in Drummonds, on February 20, 2024 surrounded by her family . She was born in Memphis on August 9, 1938 and was the daughter of the late Samuel A. Turner and Sarah Antoinette Meadors Turner Sausser. She was the wife of the late James Leonard Adkins, JR. (J.L.) for 45 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, step-father, Frank Sausser, brother, Bobby Turner, her husband, J.L., and grandson, Sammy “Bobo” Adkins. She is survived by her six children; Len Adkins of Drummonds, Susan (Butch) Maples of Drummonds, Buffy Adkins of Bartlett, Betty (David) Drexler of Munford, Jimbo (Pam) Adkins of Drummonds, and Beth (Jason) Jenkins of Drummonds; one brother, Tommy (Patsy) Turner of Drummonds; 11 grandchildren, Jennifer (Randy) Couillard, Zach Adkins, Delaine (Buggy) Johnson, Amanda (Blake) Brashier, Candice (Derek) Crewse, John (Esmerelda) Chorley, Abby Drexler, Drew Drexler, Jimbo (Courtney) Adkins, Morgan Adkins, and Lane Jenkins and 12 great grandchildren, Gabe, Ande, Blaklyn, Bo, Gage, Molli Reese, Ramsey, Vivienne, Carren, Vida, Ayden and Collin. 

She resided in Drummonds for her entire life and was a 1956 graduate of Munford High School. She was a lifelong member of Poplar Grove Methodist Church, an Eastern Star, the Mary Bryan Book Club and was a softball coach. Many knew her as Ms. Faye, where she worked at Drummonds Elementary from 1972 to 2003 as the secretary. 

Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, going on trips or playing cards with the card ladies.  Family gatherings at her home created memories and love that leaves a legacy to her family that will last forever.  Sunday lunch at Granny’s, Christmas Eve and Easter Egg Hunts are among the occasions she made sure were special for her family.  Not only did she touch the lives of her family but she filled many roles for the students at DES whether it be the secretary, nurse, or fill-in grandma for 31 years. Her legacy will live on by everyone who was loved by her. 

We would like to thank her two caregivers, Terri Groves and Mary Riordan for taking great care of our Mother/Granny in her final years. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 25 at the Covington Funeral Home with interment to follow in Poplar Grove Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 24 at the funeral home.  

Memorials can be made to Poplar Grove Methodist Church, Poplar Grove Methodist Life Center, or Poplar Grove Cemetery Fund. 

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