Mary Grace Adkins

September 9, 1925July 27, 2011

Mary Grace Adkins, 85, formerly of Prospect Hill Drive in Martinsville, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Blue Ridge Manor in Martinsville. She was born in Martinsville on September 9, 1925 to James Edwin Haynes and Lillian Virginia Ingram Haynes. She was a Homemaker and of the Christian Faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin L. Adkins and her brother, William Elmo Haynes.

Surviving are two daughters, Pamela Lee Worley of Stuart, Virginia and Martha Adkins Drane of Martinsville, Virginia; two grandchildren, Adam Thomas Worley and Kathryn Peyton Drane; three step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren

A Graveside Service will be private.

The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Lewis Drane, 1231 Sam Lions Trail in Martinsville on Thursday from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. A visitation will also be held on Thursday from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Landmark Center in Stuart, where Mrs. Adkins was once a resident.

Memorials may be made to The Hospice Fund, C/O Martinsville Area Community Foundation, P. O. Box 1124, Martinsville, VA 24114.

Arrangements are by the Martinsville Chapel of Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home. To express condolences on line, please visit


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Lynn and John Moreau

August 2, 2011

Martha and Pam, Aunt Mary Grace will be missed. You took good care of her and she loved you all very much. She is at peace now. With love and sympathy....

Charles Norman

July 28, 2011

Martha & Pamela
Mary Grace was always Mama's favorite niece and I hold fond memories of her. I was saddened to learn of her passing and wanted you to know that you are in my prayers. May the memories in your heart help you during this difficult time.
Charles Norman
son of the late Mamie Norman

July 28, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.