The Duncan Banner


June 10, 2014

Pauletta Marie Adkins

March 8, 1932-June 7, 2014

DUNCAN — Pauletta Marie Adkins, 82, of Duncan passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014 in Duncan.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at New Hope Baptist Church West with Rev. Randy Southerland officiating. Interment will follow at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 10 at the funeral home.

Pauletta was born on March 8, 1932 in Duncan, after her twin Paul, to Edna (Wallace) and Thomas Williams Hayes. She was a Duncan High School graduate - Class of 1949. Pauletta married Kenneth W. Adkins on April 23, 1950 in Duncan. They just recently celebrated 64 years of marriage.

She worked in administration in the oil and gas industry with Forest Oil Company in Corpus Christi, Texas and also worked for Southwestern Bell. Pauletta was a member of New Hope Baptist Church West.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Adkins, of the home; a daughter, Cheryl Marie Adkins Pospech of Duncan and a son, Waren Wayne and wife Brenda of Wichita Falls, a very special loving niece Debra Lang;Texas; two brothers, Paul Hayes (her twin) of Lawton and Jerry Hayes and wife Lela of Marlow; five grandchildren: Craig Pospech and wife Laura, William Keith Pospech and wife Beverly,  Nicole, Carrie and Cody Kirk; three great-grandchildren: Brody, Mason and Caleb Pospech and numerous nieces and nephews who she dearly loved.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Oma Ellis and Hazel Pye; and three brothers, Ira Hayes, Leroy Hayes and Everett Hayes.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials gifts may be made to The American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be made to the family at:

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