SUGAR GROVE, Va. Ben Adkins, age 60, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2015, at the Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion, Va. He was born in Kentucky to the late Carl and Omie Adkins, and was also preceded in death by his brothers, Willard, Tony and Roger Adkins, and a sister, Mildred Stacy. Survivors include his loving companion, Evelyn Blankenship; sisters, Virginia Robinson and husband, Fred, Grundy, Va., Martha Delong and husband, Thadous, Pilgrim, Ky., and Diane Thompson and husband, Jim, Harlan, Ky., brothers, Ernest Adkins and wife, Arleen, Haysi, Va., and Junior and Kim Adkins, Pilgrim, Ky., and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Carmi Baptist Church in Camp, Va. The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 10, 2015, from 12 until 1 p.m. at the Little Home Union Baptist Church in Pilgrim, Ky., with a graveside services to follow in Maynard Adkins Family Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.bradleysfh.com. Bradley's Funeral Home is serving the Adkins family.