Sam Irvin Adams

February 12, 1931July 4, 2011

Sam “Irvin” Adams, 80, of 4699 Stones Dairy Road, Bassett, died Monday, July 4, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Patrick County on February 12, 1931 to the late Emmett G. Adams and Posie L. Joyce Adams. He was a self employed truck driver for more than forty years. He was a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher and was a member of the choir.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Christine A. Koger and two brothers, Robert and Roy Adams.

He is survived by his Fiancé of twenty years, Minnie Lou Belcher of Stuart, Godson, Tre’ Foley of Tennessee, seven sisters and five brothers-in-law; Nina A. Spencer of Fieldale, Irene A. Philpott of Bassett, Aileen A. Handy and husband James of Martinsville, Louise Campbell and husband Hilbert of Fieldale, Mary Frances A. Stone and husband David of Bassett, Betty Clark and husband Ray of Bassett and Brenda Bishop and husband Charles of Bassett, one brother and sister-in-law; Rev. Oscar and Alice Mofield Adams of Bassett, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 7, 2011 in the Collins-McKee-Stone Bassett Chapel with Pastor Tom Teems officiating. Interment will be in the Old Center Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2011 in the Collins-McKee-Stone, Bassett Chapel and other times at the home on Stones Dairy Road, Bassett.

The family has requested that memorials be made to the donor’s choice.

On line condolences may be made by visiting

Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home, Bassett Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 7, 2011
  • Visitation Wednesday, July 6, 2011

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Bobby&Ethylene Tatum

July 8, 2011

Irvin will be sadly missed... Our sympathy and prayers go out to all who knew and loved him...

July 6, 2011

Nina, Gary and Family. Lisa and I express our deepest condolences on your loss. We pray for your comfort and peace and know that God is near. Please feel his loving arms wrapped around you.
Pastor Steve Garner
Mt. Bethel UMC

Eddie & Helen Naff

July 6, 2011

Always in our heart. Irvin was an inspiration to everyone who knew him. He was so faithful at Mill Creek. He was faithful til the end, coming to church when we knew he was in pain. He will certainly be missed. No one can fill his place.

Charlotte Craig

July 6, 2011

Betty, Irene, Mary and family,
I am sorry to hear about your brother. I know you will miss him.
You are in our prayers.
God Bless!
Charlotte and Don Craig

Bonnie Winingham

July 6, 2011

You will be missed by all who were blessed to know you. I will never forget all the good times we shared while at Fairway Baptist Church. You were such an inspiration and I will never forget you.