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Joyce Adkins

Joyce Adkins, age 63, of Unicoi, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at Johnson City Medical Center.  A native of Unicoi County, Joyce is a daughter of the late Donald and Mildred (Whaley) McIntosh.  She was a member of Unicoi Church of Christ and was an Accounting Clerk at NN Ball and Roller prior to her retirement.  In addition to her parents, Joyce is preceded in death by her sisters: Jean Erwin, Donna Loatman and Brenda Steele.

Joyce Adkins has left behind to cherish her memory:

Husband of 45 years: James Adkins;

Sons: Jamie Adkins and wife, Sherry, of Brooksville, FL,

Chris Adkins;

Grandchildren: Kali Bailey and husband, Matt,

Lindsey Hughes and husband, Dustin;

Great-grandchildren: Neyland Bailey,

Landon Bailey,

Brentley Hughes,

And one more on the way;

Sister: Nancy Harris;

Brother: Ralph McIntosh;

Several nieces and nephews.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Joyce Adkins in a funeral service to be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday, April 7, 2019, in the chapel at Valley Funeral Home.  Minister Tony Sayre and Minister Keith Storment will officiate.  A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 5:00 pm and continue until the hour of service on Sunday, in the chapel at Valley Funeral Home.  A graveside committal service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, April 8, 2019 in Evergreen Cemetery.  Those attending will meet at Valley Funeral Home by 12:30 pm to go in procession to the cemetery.  Pallbearers will be notified.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Relay for Life, c/o American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.  Or you can donate online at HYPERLINK “”

Condolences and memories may also be shared with the family and viewed at  HYPERLINK “” or on Facebook at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Joyce Adkins through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.