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Jean Alley Adams
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Birth: Sep. 12, 1925
Death: Aug. 20, 1976

Jean Alley Adams was the daughter of Calvin William and Gertrude Alice Nelson Alley. She was born in Benton, Arkansas on September 12, 1925. She was the baby of six children: Paul, James, Charles, Lee Joe, Nona, and Jean.

Jean graduated from Benton High School in 1943 and married Wilburn Curtis Adams on April 4, 1946. They were the parents of Lou Jane Adams Wills and Jack Byran Adams of Conway. Jean was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

The Adams family moved to Conway, Arkansas in 1968, and founded the Pickles Gap Creek Craft Village on Hwy 65, two miles north of Conway. They were wholesale manufacturers of a variety of wooden folk toys, buckets, and churns. In addition they operated a large retail shop complete with a water wheel and grist mill. They became "famous" for the Ozark Do-Nothing, a wooden toy that does nothing!

Jean was selected for Who's Who in American Women for 1977.

Survivors from Conway, at the time of her death included husband Wilburn Curtis Adams, daughter Lou Jane Wills and her husband Robert, son Jack Adams and his wife Melinda, grandson Robbie Wills, granddaughter Susan Wills. She was also survived by four brothers: Paul Alley of Benton, James Alley of Bryant, Lee Joe Alley of Fairbrook, California, and Charles Alley of Fort Smith; one sister: Nona Alley Spradling of North Little Rock. She was predeceased by a baby son, born on November 4, 1950.

Her funeral was held at the First Presbyterian Church at Benton by Rev. Bob Walton. Burial was in Old Rosemont Cemetery in Benton by Harrison Funeral Home. Visitation with the family was held after the funeral at the home of Wilburn's parents, W. W. and Myra Adams, at 1103 Adams Drive.

Donations in her memory were made to the American Cancer Society.

After her death, four more grandchildren were born, children of Jack: Toren Adams, Eli Adams, Ariel Adams, and Isaac Adams. Four great grandchildren, children of Robbie and Dana Wills are Rylee and Alley Reece Wills; children of Susan and Lee Robinson are Sam and Kate Robinson.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Calvin William Alley (1888 - 1948)
  Gertrude Alice Nelson Alley (1884 - 1976)
 
 Spouse:
  Wilburn Curtis Adams (1925 - 1998)
 
 Children:
  Baby Adams (1950 - 1950)*
 
 Siblings:
  Paul Edward Alley (1913 - 2004)*
  James Nelson Alley (1915 - 1993)*
  Lee Joe Alley (1917 - 1994)*
  Charles Pinckney Alley (1919 - 2008)*
  Nona Louise Alley Spradling (1921 - 2001)*
  Jean Alley Adams (1925 - 1976)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Full dates from Social Security Death Index
 
Burial:
Old Rosemont Cemetery
Benton
Saline County
Arkansas, USA
Plot: Section 3
 
Maintained by: LouJane Adams Wills
Originally Created by: P. V. Hays
Record added: Jun 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38650903
Jean <i>Alley</i> Adams
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Jean <i>Alley</i> Adams
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Jean <i>Alley</i> Adams
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 Added: Sep. 26, 2012
 
 
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