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Mr. Forest Bernard Adkins

Forest Bernard Adkins, 77, of Lancaster, passed away March 12, 2010 at the Pickering House. He was born May 26, 1932 in Lincoln Co., West Virginia and was the son of the late Aaron and Alma (Simpkins) Adkins.
Forest was ordained as a minister in 1974 at Wolfpen Church of Christ in Wayne Co., West Virginia and served as an associate pastor at the Church of Christ in Branchland, West Virginia. He and his wife Bessie attended Circleville Church of Christ. He also was a machinist millwright and retired from Techni-Glass in Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Bessie Lee Adkins; sons, Bernard Lee (Judi) Adkins of Amanda and Kevin Adkins of Columbus; daughter, Minnette (Richard) Steele of Chillicothe; granddaughters, Carla (Blake) Craft of Germany, Brandy and Terra Adkins both of Amanda; great granddaughter, Aysha Craft; three step grandchildren and ten step great grandchildren; three brothers, three sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter and one brother.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME in Amanda with Pastors Jack Able and Donald "Smokey" Hager officiating. Burial will follow in Franklin Hills Memory Gardens, Canal Winchester. Friends may call from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family would like contributions be made to FairHope hospice in Bernard's memory.

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KATHI JOHNSON - March 15, 2010 at 03:41 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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March 15, 2010 at 09:24 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Bessie, Minnett and Kevin, I just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Myrna Fanney

Myrna Fanney - March 16, 2010 at 10:01 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I always knew him as "'nett's Dad"...I remember him as a loving father and man dedicated to his service to God. He also turned me on to his fine mushroom frying skills :) Yummy!!
Many years ago, he came to visit the kids at an after school program I was running at the time, all dressed up in his "Bee Suit". The kids loved him :) He explained the bee keeping process in a manor that kept all of their attention, and then he patiently answered every question and let them try on the hat and have their pictures taken. He stayed afterwards to share snacks with the honey he brought....he did all this on his own time, free of charge...and what's best, you could tell he was having as much fun with them as they were with him. He was a kind and gentle soul and I will celebrate his life today and be grateful for having the oppportunity to know him. My heart goes out to Bessie, 'nett and all of his loved ones. God bless.

Mary Ann Mogan - March 16, 2010 at 10:24 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM