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Julia Anne Adams

Julia Anne Adams Julia Anne Adams, Ph.D., 64, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2007, at her home in Tallahassee, Fla. Family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. EDT Thursday, October 4, at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, 1737 Riggins Road (850) 877-8191). Services for Internment of ashes will take place on Pine Island, Florida, on October 20, 2007, for family and close friends. Memorial contributions can be made to The Nature Conservancy, Attn: Treasury (Web/Support) 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, Va. 22203; The Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104; Americans United for Separation of Church and State, 518 C Street NE, Washington, DC 20002 (Payable to: Americans United); or VA Outpatient Clinic, 1607 St. James Ct., Tallahassee, FL 32308 (Payable to: Volunteer Services TOPC). Born in September 22, 1943, in Miami, Florida, Dr. Adams spent her early years in South Miami and Key Biscayne. A National Merit Finalist at Miami Senior High, she attended Stetson University with honors in DeLand, where she met and married Norman G. Hicks. She graduated from Arizona State University, where she was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, in 1965 with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. After three years with the Social Security Administration, where she earned superior performance awards, she spent the next few years traveling with her military husband and raising her two daughters, Deborah Anne Hicks Andrich of Lafayette , Calif., and Amanda Susanne Hicks Aldis of Tallahassee, Fla. After returning to the United States and settling in Tampa, Fla., Dr. Adams returned to school earning a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of South Florida as a member of Psi Chi. She was honored as an Outstanding Young Woman of America in 1978. She served her internship in Knoxville, Iowa, and stayed with the Veterans Administration in Knoxville as a staff psychologist for 10 years. During that time she also worked at the Mater Clinic and Knoxville Area Community Hospital as a psychologist. After a two-year stint at the Jackson , Mississippi, VA Clinic, she transferred to the Tallahassee VA Outpatient Clinic in 1993. She retired in May 2007 after being diagnosed with small cell lung cancer. Dr. Adams was a member of the American Psychological Association and the Florida Psychological Association. She helped develop a number of community programs to help others, such as the Women's Survival Center in Tampa and a Relapse Prevention program and other specialized programs for people with substance abuse problems in Knoxville, Iowa. She published several articles and was a successful grant writer. Dr. Adams is survived by her two children; four grandchildren, Aidan Walker of Lafayette, Calif., and Andrew, Allison, and Anna Aldis of Tallahassee; her sister, Priscilla Lewis of Bokeelia, Fla.; two nieces, Katherine Pypers and Jessica Lewis of Sacramento, Calif.; and her ex-husband of Jefferson City, Mo.

Funeral Home

Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home
1737 Riggins Road Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 877-8191

Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Oct. 3, 2007
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