Nathan J Adams

June 9, 1933October 25, 2013

China Grove- Nathan J. Adams, 80, passed away Friday morning, October 25, 2013, at his residence, following a period of declining health. Born June 9, 1933 in Rowan County, he was a son of the late George Lee and Ola Mae Belk Adams. A graduate of China Grove High School and Salisbury Business College, he had honorably served his country with the US Army during the Korean War. Mr. Adams was a member of South China Grove Baptist Church and the American Legion Post 0185.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Joe Adams.

Family members left to cherish his memory include his wife of 58 years, Peggy Russell Adams; his children, Sabetha Upright and husband, Tim, of Salisbury, Pam Troutman of Gold Hill and Nathan Scott Adams and wife, Kristy, of Rockwell; sisters, Sarah Murphy of Waynesville, Judy King and husband, Gene, of Lexington, NC and Susan Frank and husband, Steve, of Boone; his sister-in-law, Doris Russell; grandchildren, Jonathan Upright and wife, Cindy, Christopher Troutman and fiancee, Lauren, Anna Perry and husband, Eric, Remi and Seeley Adams; great-grandson, Caden Upright, and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Monday, October 28, 2013, from 1:00-2:00 pm, at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove. Graveside services will begin at 2:00 at West Lawn Memorial Park, conducted by Rev. Tony Wagoner, Pastor, South China Grove Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to: South China Grove Baptist Church, P.O. Box 163, China Grove, NC 28023 or to Rowan Hospice, 720 Grove Street, Salisbury, NC 28144.

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The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the VA Hospital and the Home Base Primary Care for the concern, love and excellent care given to Mr. Adams and his family, a special thank you to Hospice and Belinda Hurbert for her kind, loving friendship and care given.


  • Visitation Monday, October 28, 2013
  • Graveside Service Monday, October 28, 2013

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Doris Eagle

November 6, 2013

Peggy, I just received a call from Bobby have been so strong and courageous all these years, caring for Nathan with such love and devotion. Adjusting to life without him after more than 58 years together will be challenging. Please know you're in my thoughts and prayers.

Ovella Turner

November 3, 2013

My deepest sympathy Peggy to you and your family. Prayers are with you Did not know of Nathan.'s passing until today. Ovella Carlton Turner

October 30, 2013

Peggy and Family - I just wanted to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Debbie Walker Bernhardt

Betty Jean

October 30, 2013

To comfort you on the loss of someone
you love. May the warm love,
wonderful memories and smile you
shared with Mr. Adams help to
comfort your hearts and make you
firm. May these memories and
the love of family and friends
comforted you and help to cushion
your grief.
With deepest sympathy.

Marlene Dunn

October 29, 2013

Peggy, may God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. You all are in our prayers.
(Ethel) Marlene Hall Dunn
CGHS Class of '55

October 29, 2013

Our heartfelt sympathy to your family.
Tony and Ann (Johnston) Deyton

Patsy Koon

October 29, 2013

Dear Peggy, my deepest sympathy to you and your family at the death of Nathan. 58 beautiful years a wonderful blessing.
Peace and love.
Patsy Eller Koon

October 28, 2013

Ms.Peggy and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers! I love you all and are praying for you! Love, Dee

Karen Blevins

October 28, 2013

Peggy, sorry to hear of you loss. Please remember you and the family are in my prayers.God is with you.

Jay (J.W.) Torrence

October 28, 2013

Sorry to hear of Nathan's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Cherish the memories.