MOUNT AIRY — Mr. Winford Reid Adams, 82, of Mount Airy, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Golden Living Center. He was born Aug. 29, 1931, in Surry County, to the late Granville McKinley and Lilla Gammons Adams. Mr. Adams was a member of Westview Baptist Church where he was a deacon and the eldest member. He retired from Mosley and Reece as sales manager and worked in grocery management his entire life. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Reba Ellen White Adams of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Ellen Adams of Mount Airy; grandchildren, Jennifer Adams Doby and husband, Chad Doby, of Mount Airy, and Judson and wife, Stacie Adams, of King; great-grandchildren, Brittany Ellen Doby, Kirsten Leigh Doby, Holden Reid Adams and Olivia Renee Adams; and sisters, Irona Ledford of King and Katrina Hiatt of Mount Airy. In addition to his parents, Mr. Adams was preceded in death by his sisters, Mabel Goad and Myrtle Branch, and brother, Wesley Adams. The funeral service will be held on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Westview Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Darren Slate with interment to follow at Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Adams will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Howell Funeral Service of Mount Airy. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home, 945 Zephyr Road, Dobson, NC 27017. The family would like to give special thanks to all of the family and friends for their care and support and to the staff at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home and to the staff and residents of Golden Living. Online condolences may be made at

Published in Mount Airy Newspapers from Jan. 2 to Jan. 3, 2014
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