My mother and father, Donald Ray and Betty Lou Shanholtz Adkins, about two years and a half years before my father died of cancer.
Another photo, this one a close up, of Audra McDonald Croston (on the right) and myself, Cynthia Dawn Adkins Carper. Audra and my grandfather, John W. Shanholtz, were first cousins as their mothers were sisters. Audra passed away less than a year after this photo was taken.
This is a photo of Audra McDonald Croston and me, Cynthia Adkins Carper. Audra was my grandfather's (John W. Shanholtz's) first cousin. Their mothers were sisters; Audra's mother was Mary Florence Hawkins McDonald and John's mother was Martha Virginia Hawkins Shanholtz Sine.
This photo was found in my grandmother's things after she died and has been identified by Sharon Mullins Baldwin as our great grandfather, Smith Ferrell. He was the son of Patterson & Arisba Dingess Ferrell and died when he was only 40 years old.
This photo was found in my grandmothers things after she died and has been identified by Sharon Mullins Baldwin as our great-great grandmother, Arisba "Risby" Dingess, who married Patterson Ferrell. She was the mother of my great grandfather, Smith Ferrell, and the grandmother of my grandmother, Delphia Ferrell Adkins.
Nothing written on this photo, just the date (July 1985) stamped on by the developer. The woman in bed has been identified by Sharon Mullins Baldwin as her grandmother, Edith Ferrell Flemings. One of the remaining people she identified as Roberta Flemings, and the rest as adopted family of Edith's son Ronnie Flemings.
Thanks to Nancy Peyton, I now know that this is Gladys Shuff, wife of Robert Wetzel Shuff. According to their marriage license, Gladys' maiden name was Meade.
Back has "Geraldine McComas, age 16, Junior, Hamlin High School."
Back says "Gene Allen Peyton, age 9, 4th grade, 1970-1971 Jewell Johnson's." Do not know who he is other than his name, or if Jewell Johnson was his mother or someone else.