Evelyn Stallings Adkins

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STANTON - Evelyn Stallings Adkins, 92 of Stanton, died July 2, 2017, in a Midland hospital. Funeral services were July 6, at the First United Methodist Church in Stanton. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Stanton. She was born Aug. 28, 1924 in Lomax ,which was named for her grandfather. She attended school in Lomax. In 1937 she meet Lawrence Adkins while visiting her aunt at West Texas A&M. She graduated as the Stanton High School valedictorian in the class of 1940. She attended McMurray College for two years and went to Southern Methodist University for a year. She was about 30 hours shy of her accounting degree when she married Lawrence Adkins during World War II. They married Apr. 10, 1943, in Yakima, Washington. He preceded her in death Mar, 17, 2005. He was sent overseas with the 96th Infantry Division for 16 months. She went home to await the birth of their first son Larry Adkins. After serving our country they started farming in Lomax in 1946. They went on to have four other children Bob, David, Mollie and Dee Dee. Their lives centered around family, church and community. She was involved in leading 4H, football, band and F.F.A. She taught Sunday School and was the church pianist. She is survived by two sons Robert L. Adkins and wife Deborah of Lubbock and David M. Adkins of Odessa; two daughters Mollie Madison and husband Jack of Stanton and Dee Dee Colwell and husband Barry of Marysville, Washington; daughter-in-law Lila Adkins; eleven grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; two brothers Jimmy Stallings of Stanton and Louis Stallings and wife Luan of Big Spring. In addition to her husband she is preceded in death by her parents, and a son, Larry Adkins.

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