GREEN MOUNTAIN, N.C. — Thelma Adkins Whitson, 91, of the Big Creek Community, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, August 10, 2011, in St. Joseph’s Hospital.
A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Clate and Bonnie Bennett Adkins and the wife of Shurl Whitson, who died in 2001. She was also preceded in death by 3 brothers: Phil, George and Farrell; and a sister: Eddith Wilson.
She was a member of Big Creek Free Will Baptist Church and she and her husband were owner/operators of Shurl Whitson’s General Merchandise for over 50 years.
Thelma’s hobbies included genealogy and gardening. She was a valuable source for anyone searching for family, friends or community genealogy. She was a true believer of planting by the signs of the moon, and apparently, that was valuable information because she yielded great crops.
Surviving are her son: Gary Whitson and wife, Pat, of Weaverville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Former pastor, Rev. Ulis Miller, and Dr. Jim McCoy will officiate.
Burial will be in the Adkins Cemetery at Big Creek.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.
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