Official Obituary of

Ethel Mae (Adkins) Shockley

April 30, 1931 ~ February 14, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Ethel Shockley Obituary

Hillsborough, NC

Ethel Mae Adkins Collier Shockley, 92, went to be with her Lord on February 14, 2024 in Hillsborough, NC.

Born April 30, 1931 in Huntington, WV, Ethel graduated from Huntington East High School and The Huntington School of Beauty Culture, Huntington, WV. Daughter of the late Howard and Lillie Adkins, Ethel was preceded in death by her brothers James Adkins, Proctorville, OH, Donald Adkins, Point Pleasant, WV, and Oscar Adkins, Kissimmee, FL.

She has two surviving children, David Collier (Deborah), Warner Robins, GA and Tina Collier Burgin (Greg), Durham NC. Three grandsons, Leslie Collier (Kirsten), Miramar, FL, Scott Collier (Gabriella), Warner Robins, GA and Keith Collier (Terra), Warner Robins, GA. Also three great grandsons, Miguel, Lucas and Andrew.

Ethel owned Collier’s Hair Fashion, Pt. Pleasant in the 1970’s. She has lived in the Durham, NC area since 2010. She attended Chapel Hill Bible Church, Chapel Hill, NC where she was active in Discovery Bible Study and in desiring to serve her Lord, she crocheted many beautiful prayer shawls for hospice patients at Duke University Hospital.

Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date at Ridgelawn Memorial Park Chapel, 5547 W. Pea Ridge Rd., Huntington, WV. In lieu of flowers, a tribute donation can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association ( Sign an online register book at Arrangements are in the care of Omega Funeral Service & Crematory, Burlington NC.

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