Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)


December 5, 2012

Nemo Blevins Roark


04-19-12 — After 96 years, 6 months, and 26 days, Nemo Blevins Roark fell asleep in the arms of Jesus Tuesday afternoon, December 4, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born May 8, 1916, in Grahn, a daughter of the late Crockett and Melissa Wooten Blevins.

She was of the United Baptist Faith. She was a 50+ year member of the Carter County Homemakers and Gregoryville Quilting Club. She was a very gifted and talented craft maker and enjoyed making and giving them to her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mose Earl Roark; a son, Gerald Roark; an infant daughter, Carol Lynn Roark; a great grandson, Christopher Adkins; four sisters, Lottie Blevins, Lucy Lowe, Mattie Knipp and Mae Sturgill; and two brothers, Earl Blevins and Frank Blevins.  

Nemo is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Wayne Adkins; a daughter-in-law, Judy Roark; three grandsons and their wives, Tim and Kim Adkins, Mike and Karen Adkins and Kenny and Robin Adkins; a granddaughter, Jayla Suttles; five great-granddaughters; one great grandson; and four great-great grandchildren. She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, and friends who will sadly miss her. 

Funeral services will be at Sparks Funeral Home on Sunday, December 9, at 2 p.m. with Brother Charles Logan Knipp and Brother James E Adkins, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Bentley Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, December 8, and after noon Sunday until the service hour at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229-3095 or Community Hospice, 1538 Central Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101.

Tim Adkins, Mike Adkins, Kenny Adkins, John Michael Mayo, Larry Taylor, Bryan Ross, Scott Ross and Josh Harris will serve as pallbearers

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