Mable Elizabeth Jones Adair

May 8, 1925June 30, 2010

Mrs. Mable Elizabeth Jones Adair, 85, of St. Simons Island and formerly of Atlanta, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at her residence.

Mrs. Adair was a native of Eufaula, AL and had been a resident of St. Simons Island for the past 32 years. She was past President of Rabun Gap Nacoochee Club in Atlanta and a member of the Sea Island Garden Club, Sea Island Skimmers, Ocean Forest Club and the Cassina Garden Club. She was also a founding member of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation, a board member of the Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation, and was a member of the St. Simons Presbyterian Church.

She was predeceased by her husband, Forrest Adair, III and a step-daughter Elsa Adair.

Survivors are a son, Frank Dallas Strickland (Judy) of Atlanta; two daughters, Julia Adair Janas (Steve) of Marietta and Ruth Adair Stephenson (Keith) of St. Simons Island; a step-son, Forrest Dodd Adair (Janet) of Birmingham, AL; eleven grandchildren, Dallas Strickland, Jr., Dorsey Manning, Dawson Strickland, Forrest Strickland, Caroline Bradford, Melanie Janas, Melissa Kent, Robert Stephenson, Lauren Adair, David Adair and Scott Adair; four great grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Williams of Gainesville, GA; and a devoted family friend, William “Billy” Smith and his wife, Lauretta.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM Saturday, July 3, 2010 in the Chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home with Reverend Wright Culpepper officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be the Staff of Coastal Nurse Care. The body will lie in state for one hour prior to the service. Entombment will be in Westview Cemetery in Atlanta at a later date.

The family requests in lieu of flowers contributions be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA, 31520 or the Faithworks Ministry, P. O. Box 2902, Brunswick, GA, 31521.


  • Visitation Saturday, July 3, 2010
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 3, 2010

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July 21, 2010

To the family of Mable Adair,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May the support God offers us during heart-breaking times, make it easier to cope. (Psalms 94:18:19)

Haden Winborne

July 6, 2010

I'm thinking of you all and remembering when I met Mable in the kitchen of your Tuxedo Rd house ( acting as nurse when you had tonsilitis ). Much love to you and all the Adair folks,

July 5, 2010

My sincere condolences over the death of your love oneMs Mable Adair B.S.

July 3, 2010

Frank, Julia, Ruth and Billy;

I am so grateful for my friendship with Mable. I will always remember her easy manner and delightful wit - even during large 'Meltaway invsions' over the years - never phased or flustered. I'm so glad to have spent time with her this past January and to have beeen present at her fabulous 80th birthday. I will never forget those beautiful blue eyes and dancing with my dear friend! Though I cannot be there today, my heart is no where else right now. I thank you all for sharing her all these years. My love and prayers to you all.

Paul G. Wasmund
Campbell Hall, NY

Dawn Malone

July 3, 2010

Julia, Ruth, and family May you find so much comfort and joy in the memories of Mable. She was one very special lady and I know she and your Dad are together again. My thoughts and prayers are with you and sending hugs to each of you.

July 2, 2010

Frank, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. We pray that the good memories will bring comfort and peace to you and your family. Let us know if we can do anything for you. Ron and Sonya

P Sharpe ( II Corinthians 1:3,4 )

July 2, 2010

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

July 2, 2010

My deepest sympathies are with the Adair family at this difficult time,may you find comfort in the words at Psalms 55;22.

Melanie Rolader Kleekamp

July 1, 2010

Frank, Julia and Ruth,

Know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of the family at this time. Your momma was a very special lady and I have so many wonderful memories of her. Having lost my mom almost 22 years ago, I know how difficult this is. But just think of the reunion that was held last night with Forrest! I'll miss being with you on Saturday, but will be praying for you at that time.

Love to all of you,