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Obituary: Bernice Adkins


Bernice Durham Adkins, 84, of Chapel Hill, N.C., died Saturday, March 5, 2011 at her home.

Ms. Adkins was a native of Orange County and the daughter of the late Decie D. Merritt. She was predeceased by her son, Charles Henry Lanning.

Bernice was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church of Chapel Hill. She retired from UNC Hospitals Food Services Department. Bernice loved to cook, read and crochet, but her passion was taking care of her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Surviving Bernice are her daughter, Etta Daniel, and son-in-law, Luther Ray Daniel Sr., of Chapel Hill; three grandchildren, Ray Daniel and wife, Kim, Denise Maynard and husband, Win, and Lori Quick and husband, Marshall; and nine great-grandchildren, Chris and Taylor Daniel; Daniel, Alex and Katelyn Maynard; and Ashley, Matthew, Kevin and Luke Quick.

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