Terrell Tuggle Adams

September 12, 1956September 20, 2012

Terrell Tuggle Adams, 56, passed away on September 20, 2012. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Presbyterian Church, followed by a burial at Parkhill Cemetery.

Terrell was born on September 12, 1956 to Mrs. Helena Hill Tuggle and the late Mr. Thomas Shaw Tuggle. Her life exemplified Christ-like service to others. She was past President of the St. Francis Auxiliary, a founder of the Pastoral Institute Auxiliary, a member of the Operations Ministry of the First Presbyterian Church, and past President of the Brookstone Parents Association, in addition to her involvement in numerous other community organizations. She attended Columbus High School and Brenau University.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas Edwin Adams, Jr.; her son, Thomas Edwin Adams III and his wife, Jessica; and her daughter, Julie Wingfield Adams. She is also survived by her grandson, Thomas Edwin Adams IV, her mother, Mrs. Helena Hill Tuggle, and her brothers, Mr. Thomas Shaw Tuggle and his wife, Cathy, and Mr. John Flournoy Tuggle, and his wife, Ann. She is also survived by her beloved dog, Baby. She was predeceased by her sister Gina.

The family would especially like to thank Terrell's caregivers, Kristie Long, Taris Herrington and Pat Smith.

In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations be made to Christian Service and Mission Fund of the First Presbyterian Church, at 1100 1st Avenue, Columbus, Georgia 31901.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 22, 2012

Terrell Tuggle Adams

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September 26, 2012

It is with great sorrow to hear of Terrell's passing. I knew her from school and she we were in the same tight circle of friends in high school and beyond. We used to visit her house after school on a regular basis. Terrell treated everyone with geat kindness and respect and brought a smile to many. She will live on in the hearts of many and I for one will forever miss her. My prayers go out to her entire family, especially Tommy, her mother and two brothers. God bless. John Gran

Jack Hayes

September 25, 2012

Sorry for your loss. Tommy, Ed & Jessica and the Adams family will be in our prayers.

Jack, Jennifer, AJ, & Blakely Hayes

Joby Meade

September 25, 2012

Frank and I have all of the Adams family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
With Sincere Sympathy.

Catherine and David Schildknecht

September 22, 2012

We were very saddened to hear of Terrell's passing. She and the entire Adams family will be in our prayers - especially Julie. We fondly remember the good times that we shared at Sewanee where our daughters were roommates.

The Schildknecht Family

September 22, 2012

Adams family, so saddened to hear of your loss. Will never forget all the great times with Mrs. Adams at Sewanee.

Delane Chappell

September 22, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of Terrell's death. I knew her from her volunteerism at the Pastoral Institute and loved how real and authentic she was. Prayers for family and friends.

John Posey

September 22, 2012

Terrell was such a lovely person-always in my memory with her sunny smile and genuine interest in your life. I am so sorry for your (and our) great loss. Thinking of you and wishing you comfort in this very sad time. With deepest sympathy and love, John Posey

Michael, Brooke, & Georgia Coble

September 22, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time.

Simone Cox

September 22, 2012

So very sad to hear this. Terrell and I were classmates at CHS; her birthday follows mine by 3 days. It's really hard to imagine her being gone. Thoughts and prayers to her family from a former classmate in Santa Cruz.

September 21, 2012

tommy, our thoughts and prayer are with you and your family at this difficult time. susan chancey holland and steve holland