Debra was raised in a military family and as a result, traveled extensively. She was manager of Perfumania.
She was preceded in death by her father Major Arthur W. Stearley, mother Marian W. Stearley and brother Toby.
A beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother, she is survived by husband Chris Adkins, sons Tom of New York, Mike of Sevierville, Tenn., Bob and wife Amanda, Jefferson City, Tenn., two precious grandbabies, Riley and Jillian, sister Judithe Stearley, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., nieces and nephews Kim and Terry, Theresa, Kirk and Connie, Shawn and Rhonda and their families.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to benefit the Sevier County Relay for Life, American Cancer Society, in care of Teri Newman, 3629 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., 37863.
Memorial services were conducted Aug. 27, 2008, in Atchley's Smokey Mountain Chapel, with Rev. Charlie Harrison officiating.