James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox 4278 Lafayette Street Marianna, Florida 32446 850.482.2332 850.526.4143 fax
Adetha Mae (Atkins) Kern of Grand Ridge, FL has gone to meet Jesus and has no more pain after her battle with cancer. She was born in Lee, FL 5 June, 1929. Adetha graduated from Madison High School in 1947. She served as a Registered Nurse for many, many years and at several hospitals and medical facilities in northern Florida, but spent the past several years retired and enjoying her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.
Adetha was preceded in death by: her parents, TJ and Fairie Atkins; her husband Harry Jacob Kern; brother, Calvin (Dorothy) Simmons; son, Harry Dale Kern II; and son Jess Allen Kern.
She is survived by: brother Hermon (Betty) Atkins of Thorndale, TX; daughter, Kay (Dan) Crow of Beaverdam, OH; daughter, Theada (Jimmy) Tolbert of Dahlonega, Georgia; daughter, Helen (Joe) Coleman of Fostoria, OH; daughter Karen (Paul) Sirnick of Wellington, FL; daughter Carol (Donnie) Larson of Virginia Beach, VA; son, Doug (Sherrie) Tatro of Adairsville, GA; son Tom Kern of Smyrna, GA; son Russ (Patti) Kern of Parrott, GA; son, Jim (Lynn) Kern of Grand Ridge, FL; and son, Jud Kern of Grand Ridge, FL. Adetha is also survived by many, many, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:00am Monday, July 29th at James & Sikes Funeral Home, Maddox Chapel Marianna, FL. The burial will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4:00pm - 6:00pm on Sunday, July 28th at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel, Marianna, FL.
Expressions of sympathy may be made online at http://www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com/