Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, at Collier-Butler Funeral Home for Fred Lewis Adams, 88, of Reece City. Mr. Adams passed away, after a prolonged illness, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Burial will be at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery in Reece City. The Rev. Billy Tidwell of New Harmony Baptist Church, of which Mr. Adams was a lifelong member, will officiate.
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Mr. Adams was born Jan. 28, 1925. He was a World War II veteran and a member of Masonic Lodge No. 383 for 56 years. Mr. Adams served on the Reece City Council for 16 years and was retired from Gulf State Steel. He was known as the "Cattleman of Reece City." Mr. Adams also served as Superintendent of the RAs of New Harmony for years.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Mary Tidwell Adams.
He is survived by his son, Gary (Faith) Adams; grandson, Justin (Angel) Hayes; granddaughter, Ambria Hayes; sisters, Eloise (Willis) Cunningham, Athens, TN, and Katherine Hibbs, Cullman, AL; sisters-in-law, Margaret (Red) Kimbrill, Gadsden, AL, and Odell (Roy) Whitt, Attalla, AL; a host of nieces, nephews; and very special friends, Dallas and Linda Petty. A special remembrance goes to Elaina Andres.
Pallbearers will be members of Masonic Lodge No. 383 in Attalla.
Special thanks to Dr. Thomas Harper, Alacare Home Health and Hospice, Riverview Regional Medical Center, Reece City Fire Department, Dr. Brooke Gorham, the staff of The Foot Clinic, and an abundance of friends and neighbors.
The family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, prior to the service.
Online condolences may be made at www.collier-butler.com.
Published in The Gadsden Times on May 2, 2013