Frances W. Adams SALISBURY - Mary Frances Williams Adams, 81, of Salisbury, passed away at Genesis Salisbury Center on June 18, 2006, following a recent illness. A devoted wife, daughter, sister, mother and friend, Mrs. Adams was the wife of the late Walter M. Adams Jr. of Salisbury and the daughter of the late John Robert and Esther Jarrett Williams of Thomas-ville. She was the sister of the late Gladys Barbour and the late Jean Gilliam of Jacksonville, Fla., the late Josephine Tasker of Greensboro, the late Doris Myers of Thomasville, the late Sally Ruth Bales of Albemarle and the late J. Robert Williams Jr. of Jacksonville, N.C. Mrs. Adams is survived by family members: son Walter M. Adams III of Salisbury; daughter Pamela Adams Harvey, son-in law Stephen Harvey and grandchildren Elizabeth Harvey of Greensboro, Jonathan Harvey of Charlotte and Cadet Mary Catherine Harvey of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughter Dr. Carol Adams Erickson, son-in-law Jerry Erickson and granddaughter Bailey Erickson of Arlington, Va.; daughter Bobbi Adams Eschenbach, son-in-law Dave Eschenbach and grandson Michael English of Sarasota, Fla.; and many dear nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mrs. Adams was born in Thomasville and graduated from Thomasville High School. She attended Women's College, now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her life contributions centered on her family and friendships, church, work, and volunteer activities, from which she will be sorely missed. Mrs. Adams was an active member and volunteer with First United Methodist Church in Salisbury, where she was a member of the Daisy Hedrick Sunday School Class, Circle 2, the Celebration Choir, and grateful for its dedicated members and supportive ministries to individuals and the community. In support of youth development and education, she enjoyed her years of work at the Salisbury YMCA and later at Catawba College, where she retired after 17 years of service with the Drama and Admissions Departments. She volunteered with the Salisbury Chapter of the American Red Cross and Rowan Regional Medical Center. Through the years, she shared her great love of music and treasured fellowship with members of several local bridge clubs, friends and loved ones. Service and visitation: On Friday at 1 p.m., a Service of Celebration of Life and Faith will be held at First United Methodist Church in Salisbury which will be preceded by a private graveside service with immediate family. The Rev. Dr. Thomas Griffis will officiate at the services. Immediately following the church service, family members will receive family and friends in the church Parlor. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be contributed to First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St., Salisbury, NC 28144. Arrangements will be managed by Summersett Funeral Home of Salisbury.
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Published in Salisbury Post on June 21, 2006