Deborah Huntley Adkins, age 72 of Forest City, died October 20, 2021.
She was born October 14, 1949, in Rutherford County and was a daughter of late Joseph and Frances Simpson Huntley. Debbie as she was known, taught at Ruth Elementary School and at Forest City Dunbar where she retired. Following retirement, she continued to serve in the after-school program.
She was a graduate of R-S Central High School and attended Appalachian State University and later Gardner-Webb College where she received her bachelor's and master's degree in education.
Debbie was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. She also enjoyed volunteering with Mt. Creek Baptist Church Soup Ministry.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Sue Huntley.
Survivors include her son, Travis Chandler Keeter of Union Mills, two grandchildren, sisters Sandy Huntley and Cindy Calvert and husband Hollis all of Forest City, two stepchildren, Joel Adkins of Forest City and Amy Adkins of Lansing, Michigan.
A memorial service was held October 24, 2021, at Bethany Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Fox officiating.
Memorials may be made to Bethany Baptist Church, Family Bereavement Ministry, 760 Bethany Church Rd., Forest City, NC 28043 or F.A.I.T.H.Way Ministries.