Lou (Blankenship) Adkins

December 1, 1949 ~ April 6, 2020 (age 70)


Lou “Blankenship” Adkins, 70, of Stopover, KY, entered into rest on Monday, April 6, 2020 at her residence.  She was born December 1, 1949, in Stopover, KY, the daughter of the late Joseph and Myrtle “Prater” Blankenship.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one daughter: April Adkins; two brothers: Joseph Blankenship Jr., Emzie Blankenship; five sisters: Pearlie, Josie, Hester, Ruthie and Rosie.

 Lou was a lady of the Protestant faith, always talking in memory of her girl, April and wanting to be with her.  She was very active, always on the go, from being a former housekeeper at Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center to taking care of her babies.  She loved to clean her home and show her love with cooking and opening her home to anyone in need.

 Those left to honor her memory include her husband: Luther Luke Adkins; three sons: Luther (Patricia) Adkins of Stopover, KY, William (Teresa) Adkins of Hurley, VA, and Joseph (Mindy) Adkins of Stopover, KY; five daughters: May (Ricky) Hurley of Stopover, KY, June Griffith (Mitch Damron) of Pikeville, KY, Geraldine, Susie Blankenship Smith and Ruby Jane Prater; two brothers: Will Blankenship and Lora (Maggie) Blankenship, both of Stopover, KY; one sister: Shirley Hurley of Stopover, KY; fourteen grandchildren: Brittany (Truson), Lucas (Amanda), Jack (Rosie), Jacob (Kellie), Marylou (Austin), Luke, Lula May, Austin, Tanner, Tealey, Eli, J.J., David and Riley; three grandchildren: April, Jackson and Jeremiah.

A private funeral service will be held due to following guidelines set forth by the Governor and the CDC.

She will be laid to rest at Blankenship Family Cemetery at Stopover, KY.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, KY.  The guestbook may be signed at

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