Nancy Jarrett Adkins

December 13, 1950June 18, 2011

Nancy Jarrett Adkins, 60, of Summerfield passed away at Beacon Place, June18th, 2011.

She was born December 13, 1950 to James and Pauline Jarrett in Greensboro. She had two siblings, Jerry Jarrett and Patricia Turner, both of Greensboro. She has been married to Ken Adkins for 35 years and was Vice President, Treasurer and Partner of Adkins & Associates, an Executive Search Firm for the Fashion Industry in Greensboro. She trained many people who have gone on to successful careers in this profession.

Nancy is survived by her husband and four children, Rena Hamilton of Stoneville, Tracey Hinson of Greensboro, Haylee Grill of Greensboro and Patty Lane Adkins of the home. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Kalyn Hamilton, Alyssa Hamilton, Tanner Hinson, Tristan Hinson, Sarah Mozingo and Ava Grill, her mother Pauline Jarrett and her sister Patricia Turner, her two puppies, Carly and Simon and her many friends. She was preceded in death by her father, James Jarrett and her brother, Jerry Jarrett.

There will be a family visitation from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Wednesday, June 22, 2011 and a memorial service on Thursday at 2:00 pm at Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel, 515 North Elm Street, Greensboro.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to Beacon Place, 2502 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405. God said; Believe in me, don’t sweat the small stuff and I’ve got you covered. Nancy is covered.

Online condolences may be made to


  • Memorial Service Thursday, June 23, 2011
  • Visitation Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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Gail Kaplan

July 5, 2011

So sorry for your loss Ken.

Denise Davis

June 23, 2011

Ken & Family,
I have the sweetest, best memories from working with you and Nancy and everyone at Adkins all these years. You will forever be in my heart. I will never forget Nancy telling my parents they she had adopted me. I am privledged to have known you both and to have worked for you. You can always count on me if you ever need anything. You are in my thoughts and prayers everyday. Love, Denise

Elissa Pulizotto

June 23, 2011

Praying for you and your family Ken . . .

Haylee Grill

June 22, 2011

I love you Mommy. Always and forever.

June 22, 2011

Steve Coble

Mike Buckley

June 22, 2011

Ken, Very sorry for your loss. I met Nancy at the Pinnacle meeting in Dallas.
My prayers are with you and your family.
Mike Buckley

Peggy and Howard Kilburn

June 21, 2011

Godspeed, Mrs. Adkins..

Doug Coley

June 21, 2011

I have so many great memories of Nancy. You and Nancy taught me everything I know about the search business. Her greatest desire was to teach people how to succeed in the recruiting business. Boy.... was she ever successful. She had a wonderful skill of understanding people and what they really wanted to do in life. She had a great heart for others. Know that you and your family are in our prayers. We are so sorry for the loss of your wife and best friend.

June 21, 2011

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Anita

Dixie Cassell

June 21, 2011

She was a very special lady,I loved her so much!My thoughts and prayers are with all of you,Love you all!