Mary Cynthia “Cindy” Kluttz Adkins, 63, of Statesville, N.C., passed away, Friday, November 27, 2020, at the Gordon Hospice House.

Cindy was born October 8, 1957, in Salisbury, N.C., and was the daughter of Billie Joe Hartman Kluttz of Statesville and the late James Edward Kluttz. She was a graduate of West Rowan High School and Queens Business College in Charlotte. On August 21, 1983, she married Brent Nelson Adkins and together they were members of Western Avenue Baptist Church and owners of Professional Towing & Diesel, LLC.

In addition to her mother and husband, Cindy is survived by four children in love, Shelley Houston (Michael) of Concord, Emily Little (Tate) of Statesville, Alex Hege (Alison) of Charlotte, and Courtney Hege Glenn (Caleb) of Salisbury; seven grandchildren, Noah and Lily Houston, Carson Sain, Anna Little, Amelia and Levi Hege, and Conner Glenn.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Betsey Lynn Kluttz Hege.

Cindy had a passion for tractor pulling, racing, and running 5Ks. She enjoyed all crafts, quilts, and sewing. She loved working at the Historic Sharpe House in Statesville whether it be in character, serving, or participating in the events of the time. She spent many hours volunteering and giving her commitment to Rainbow Kidz of Hospice. She received the Medallion Volunteer Service Award from the N.C. Governor for her time and devotion to the Hospice Foundation. She also greatly adored her many fur babies over the years, and she is survived by her sweet “Belle.”

Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Salisbury, N.C., with Rev. Andy Lackey officiating. The family ask that everyone please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Memorials may be made to Rainbow Kidz, c/o of Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, or to Molly’s Kids of Molly Grantham WBTV. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

4 thoughts on “Mary Cynthia “Cindy” Kluttz Adkins

  1. I enjoyed working with Cindy doing cat rescues for the Humane Society. She had the most amazing smile! She was a beautiful lady inside and out and she had a great passion for the many voiceless animals we tried to save. She was fun to be around and her smile could lift your spirits in a second.

  2. Cindy was such a precious lady! I enjoyed her smile, and she was an inspiration to all of us Fighting the fight! Rest Easy, Sweet Lady!!!

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