C.J. and Linda Adkins of Ashland will celebrate their 45th anniversary today.
They were married June 19, 1971, by the Rev. Caudle Adkins Jr. at Thomas Memorial Free Will Baptist Church in Huntington.
Dr. Adkins has been pastor of Westmoreland Baptist Church in Huntington since 2002, and previously served as pastor of Wayside Baptist and Ashland Baptist Churches in Boyd County. He is a former member of the Ashland Independent Schools Board of Education and is a retired Nationwide Insurance agent.
Mrs. Adkins works at Ohio University Southern branch in Proctorville. She is a former member of the Ashland Human Rights Commission and was a longtime employee of Ashland Community and Technical College.
Mr. and Mrs. Adkins are the proud parents of two children, the Rev. Caudle Jerry “Jay” Adkins IV (Michelle) of New Orleans, and Benjamin Scott (Leigh Anne) Adkins of Ashland.
They are the grandparents of five grandsons, Caudle J. V. “Quint” and Canon Adkins of New Orleans, William Asher and Nathaniel Adkins, both of Ashland.
The family will celebrate on a Western Caribbean cruise in November.