William L. Adams Jr.

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William L. Adams, Jr.
SALLEY, S.C. - Surrounded by his loving family, Mr. William L. Adams, Jr, 91, went home to be with his Lord Sunday, August 24, 2014.
Mr. Adams was born in Salley, the son of the late Mary Stillinger Adams and William Lewis Adams, Sr. He was the husband of the late Loraine Williams Adams for 67 years and also preceded in death by sisters Inez Anderson, Evelyn Smith, Margaret Bigbee, Nita Hallman, Lottie Williamson, Sue Lee Hall and Nona Faye Walker, and brothers Woodrow Adams, James Adams and Maxie Adams.
Mr. Adams was a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was the oldest living member of Rocky Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Adams worked for many years at the Coca-Cola Bottling Company. He retired from the U. S. Postal Service where he was a Rural Mail Carrier for over thirty years, often leaving a stick of chewing gum in the mail box for the children. He was known as Salley's handyman. Mr. Adams was a devout Christian man and lived his life as a reflection of Christ's love to his family, church, and friends with humble generosity.
The family would like to express their appreciation to his 3 caregivers, Ms. Melva Everson, Ms. Debbie Starkey and Ms. Linda Rabon and his loving physicians of many years, Dr. Daren Marionneaux and Dr. Charles McClure.
Mr. Adams is survived by his children, Dwight (Janie) Adams, Lynn (Woody) Kitchings, Cynthia (Robert) Smith, Teresa Adams and Joyce Lauw; grandchildren, Paula (Gary) Withrow, Christy Adams, Kevin (Kim) Kitchings, Karen (Billy) Chandler, Ashley Cox and Elizabeth Smith; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Withrow, Christopher (Wendi) Smith, Todd (Taylor) Fink, Jason Chandler, Logan Cox and Mackenzie Cox; great-great- grandchild Tinley Fink, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Blizzard Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be Friday 5:00 p.m. in the Rocky Grove Baptist Church with the Reverend John O'Cain officiating. Mr. Adams will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service for viewing. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Condolences may be made online for the Adams family at www.blizzardfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Aug. 26, 2014
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