Merle Lou (Justice) Adkins

August 20, 1945 ~ January 19, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Merle Adkins Obituary

Merle Lou “Justice” Adkins 78, of Paw Paw, KY passed away January 19th, 2024, at Tug Valley ARH in South Williamson, KY.  She was born in Phelps, KY on August 20th, 1945, a loving daughter of the late Walter & Ada “Wolford” Justice.

In addition to her parents, Merle was also preceded by her cherished son, Ricky Lee Adkins, and her brother, William Justice.

Merle was a former employee of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Center and of the Freewill Baptist faith.  She enjoyed sewing, going places, loafing around and shopping.  Merle also enjoyed smoking her cigarettes.

Those remaining to cherish Merle’s memory include her loving husband of 58 years being married on Christmas day, James Adkins; one son, Gregory Allen Adkins, both of Paw Paw, KY;  and her sister, Della (Donald) St Clair of Northport, AL.  Merle leaves behind a host of extended family & friends. 

The family would like to welcome friends for visitation from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Thursday, January 25th, 2024, at Two Hands for Christ Church in Paw, Paw, KY.

Funeral services will begin at 1:00 P.M. after visitation Thursday with pastor Tommy Conn officiating.

Interment will conclude at Jackson Cemetery in Paw Paw, KY.

Arrangements are under the direction of Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, Kentucky.  The guestbook may be viewed at 

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