Mildred Mae Adkins Smith
Mildred Mae “Mick” “Midge” Adkins Smith, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, passed away at the age of 73, on Sunday, February 19, 2012, after a short battle with cancer, in JFK Hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida. She was born June 29, 1938, in Wayne County, West Virginia, the daughter of Albert “Red” and Gladys Adkins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three infant sisters and her in-laws Anthony Wayne “Pete” and Basil Smith. She is survived by her husband Gene Wayne Smith of Lake Worth, Florida. Also surviving are her children Debbie (Johnny) Coleman of Lake Worth, Ronnie (Amy) Smith of Chesapeake, Ohio, Diana (Mike) Caines of Orlando, Florida, Doug (Tonya) Smith of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Kay (Roger) Thompson of Huntington, W.Va., Penny Wray of Lake Worth, Florida and John M. Smith of West Palm Beach, Florida; and her beautiful dog Sassy. Surviving sisters are Carolyn (Chick) Davis and Lois Jean Plybon, both of Huntington. Surviving grandchildren are Anthony Goodrow, Tavis Smith of West Palm Beach, Florida, Robert, Michelle and Jennifer Smith, all of Huntington, West Virginia, Chris and Josh Caines of Orlando, Florida, Deandrea Dean of Michigan, Aaron Thompson of Virginia, Jessica Rebeck of Michigan, Brian Bowen of Lake Worth, Florida. Also surviving are step-grandchildren Amanda and Caleb Cline of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. She also leaves behind 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mick had spent many years working in and around the Huntington area in nursing homes and was last employed by Zerkle Trucking Company in Barboursville, West Virginia, before relocating to Florida. There will be no visitation, but a memorial service will be held at a later date. The All County Funeral Home and Crematory of Lake Worth, Florida, assisted the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, it was her desire that anyone wishing to make a donation do so with her blessing to the American Cancer Society. Although you are no longer with us, you will forever be in our hearts.