Naomi E. Adkins

March 25, 1924February 25, 2012

NAOMI E. ADKINS, age 87 of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare Systems. She attended Buffalo trail Baptist Church. Mrs. Adkins retired as elementary school teacher after teaching for 34 years. She graduated from Morris Harvey College and West Virginia College of Graduate Studies. Hundreds of children were influenced by her Love of music and general studies. She was born and raised in West Virginia. Naomi and John’s fondness for travel brought them to Morristown in 1976 to live and enjoy their retirement on the lake. Her family and friends will miss her canned foods and unique jelly flavors. She loved driving, painting, her church life, Judge Judy, crossword puzzles, her husband and family, her friends and neighbors. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wesley Adkins; parents, Joe and Leola Robinson; sisters, Edith Davis and Frances McGraw and brother, Earnest Robinson. She is survived by her sons, Joe (Patti) Adkins of Cincinnati, OH, Robert (Joyce) Adkins of Mt. Gay, WV and Johnny (Susan) Adkins of New Tazewell, TN; grandchildren, Scott, Beth, Christina, Brian, Fallon, Jonna, Chase Adkins and Brittany and Nick Prala; great-grandchildren, Derek Adkins, Clara and Carlee Adkins, Max and Carter Prala; nephews, Steven Robinson and David Davis and a host of friends. Funeral services will be held at 8:00 p.m. on February 28, 2012 in the chapel of Stubblefield Funeral Home with Dr. Keith Mowery officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 in Hamblen Memory Gardens for an 11:00 a.m. entombment service. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Buffalo Trail Baptist Church or The American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown, Tennessee.


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 28, 2012
  • Funeral Tuesday, February 28, 2012
  • Entombment Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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Boris Shundoff

March 2, 2012

My thoughts & prayers go out to Johnny& family.Mrs.adkins was a great teacher,I have many musical memories of her in my sixth grade

Angela Baldwin-Briggs

March 2, 2012

Mrs. Adkins was a wonderful teacher. She was also my 6th grade teacher. So talented with her music and piano. Thoughts and prayers go out toyour family. Johnny, I graduated with you.

Jason Grimes

March 1, 2012

Mrs. Adkins was my 6th grade teacher as well and I tell you she was the most patient and inspiring teacher for kids our age. She was always there if you had a question or problem and she satyed right with you until you had it down. I have to say she was my favorite teacher in school and although we lost touch thru the years everytime she seen me she would always remember me and give me a huge hug. I will miss you Mrs. Adkins along with every other student you touched thru the years..

Julie Boytek-Morgan

March 1, 2012

Mrs. Adkins was my sixth grade teacher also. She was a wonderful teacher and role model. I loved listening to her sing and play the piano. I guess my favorite memory would be how she always had butterscotch candies to give me everyday. Thoughts and prayers for her family as they deal with their loss.

Georgia Ferrell

March 1, 2012

Mrs. Adkins was one of the most patient and loving persons I've ever known. I'll always remember her as an exceptional teacher who always made each of us feel special.

Carol Ball

March 1, 2012

One of the nicest LADIES,I've known,my boys loved her in school,she will be sadly missed!!!

Jackie Moxley

March 1, 2012

Naomi was such a caring person. She welcomed me as a new teacher to Spruce Grade School and was always an inspiration. Thoughts and prayers for the family at this time, but also good memories.

Jim Cook

March 1, 2012

I really enjoyed her class and all of the interaction that she had with me. She was never to busy to help a student or to worry if she thought that we had something wrong in our lives. My prayers go out to the family....

Tim Williams

March 1, 2012

I will never forget her. She let me sing before the whole school one time. She really inspired me in music and singing.

Lugenia Rollins

March 1, 2012

My mom and I had just talked about Naomi a few days ago. She to was my 6th grade teacher but she grew to be more than that. She always had such a soft spoken voice to me. When she came to moms (Helen Mullins) we always had lots of laughs. Were praying for you all.