Clara Leona Peck, 74, of Cherry Grove, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at her residence.
She was born April 18, 1938, at Cherry Grove, the daughter of the late Berlin (11-10-1985) and Clara Mae Arbogast White (6-8-2004).
Leona was twice married, to Raymond Adkins, who preceded her in death and Luther Loy Peck of Franklin.
She attended North Fork Schools in Pendleton County and was a member of the Big Run Presbyterian Church. She was a mother and a homemaker.
Leona is survived by three daughters, Barbara Jean Eye of Upper Tract, Annettia Louise Harris of Franklin and Twila Adkins of Cherry Grove; three sons, Richard "Rick" Adkins and wife, Angie, of Sugar Grove, George Adkins and wife, Ruth, of Cherry Grove and Mark Adkins of Harrisonburg, Va.; five sisters, Shirley Ann Bennett and husband, Allen, of Cherry Grove, Martha Gilley of New Market, Va., Alice Losh and husband, Jerry, of Staunton, Va., Darlene Willis and husband, Mark, of Ranson and Margaret Wimer of Franklin; two brothers, Thomas Harold White and wife, Diane, of Cherry Grove, Lee Roy "Roger" White and wife, Helen, of Durbin; 18 grandchildren, including Shay Dove, Ricky Adkins, and Julie Crites, whom she raised; a large number of great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
In addition to her parents and first husband, Leona was preceded in death by a son, Ora Howard Adkins (1966); three brothers, Charles E. White, Paul White and Jackie Eugene White; two sisters, Ella Mae White and Donna Colaw; and one great-great-grandson, Gabriel.
Leona's family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Big Run Presbyterian Church in Cherry Grove. Pastor Bobby Brown will officiate funeral services on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 2 p.m. at the church. Interment will be in the White Family Cemetery at Riverton.
Memorials may be made to Mountain Hospice or Pendleton County Volunteer Rescue Squad. Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com.