|Birth: ||May 31, 1899|
|Death: ||Oct. 27, 1959|
Rite Yesterday For Frank N. Adams
The entire community was shocked to learn of the death early Tuesday night of Frank N. Adams, retired city official and member of a family long prominent in business, church and civic circles of Okolona. Mr. Adams, who was 60, died at 6:20 at the North Mississippi Community Hospital in Tupelo.
Services were held at 4 Wednesday afternoon at the Adams home where he lived since childhood. The Rev. H. R. Miller, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiated and the church choir sang "Abide With Me." Burial was in the I.O. O. F. Cemetery under the direction of Barry Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Joe Lee Colbert, Joe Dollar, J. H. Dawson, T. O. Mabry, Earl Anderson and James Hill.
Mr. Adams had been in failing health for six years and became seriously ill Monday. He was taken to the Okolona Community Hospital that afternoon and to the Tupelo hospital at 3 a.m. Tuesday. Mrs. Adams accompanied her husband and remained at his bedside.
A son of the late Sherman Adams and the late Caroline Neubert Adams, he was born on a farm near Okolona. The family moved into the city when he and his brother, the late Earl Adams, were children. He was graduated from the Okolona High School and attended old A. and M. College at Starkville, Now Mississippi State University. He served with the Army during World War I. For a number of years he was superintendent of the City Water and Street Department and also had farming interests. In 1951 he resigned from city work and until his health failed devoted his time to farming.
Frank Adams grew up in a Christian home and early in life became a member of the Presbyterian Church. The family had an outstanding record of Sunday School Attendance. A number of years ago he was ordained a deacon and held the office until his death. He was a Mason and Shriner. A former star baseball player with the home team, he maintained his interest in sports.
Quiet and unassuming, considerate and courteous, he had a host of friends and admirers. In addition to his wife, the former Berenice Moss, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Frances Adams Stovall and a grand son William Stovall both of Memphis.
The Okolona Messenger, Thursday, October 29, 1959, Page 1.
Sherman Elliott Adams (1868 - 1949)
Carolina Annie Neubert Adams (1870 - 1950)
Berniece Moss Adams (1899 - 1992)*
Frances Adams Stovall (1924 - 1987)*
Earl L Adams (1896 - 1923)*
Frank Neubert Adams (1899 - 1959)
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