Nina Faye (Adams) Adkins, 81, of Madisonville passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2010 in Madisonville. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 PM Friday, April 23, 2010 at Day Funeral Home Chapel in Madisonville. Lanier Stevens will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Tabor Cemetery. A visitation is scheduled from 11:00 – 1:00 prior to the funeral service.
Nina was born December 18, 1928 in Madisonville to George and Ethel “Lowry” Adams. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harry Adkins; her brother, Kenneth Adams (who died in the 1947 Texas City Disaster); and her sisters, Mozelle Wehmeyer and Imogene Gannaway.
Survivors include her sister, Rita Bunker and her husband Eddie; her brother, Thomas “Bub” Adams; her nieces Paula Staley, Dianne Harmon and her husband Tommy, and Rhonda Smallwood; her nephews, Donnie Gannaway and his wife Donna, George Robert Gannaway and his fiancé Leah, and Gus Wehmeyer and his wife Anna; and her best friends for over fifty years, Dee and Rod Blue. Nina was a survivor of the 1947 Texas City Disaster which claimed the lives of over 600 residents of Texas City. She was a member of The Lady’s Auxillary of American Legion Post 554. For many years, Nina rode in The Salt Grass Trail Ride which is a part of The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. She was an accomplished “42” player winning many tournaments at Madisonville Manor. Having no children of her own, Nina was a very loving aunt treating her nieces and nephews as her own children.