Elijah 'Buddy' Adams

Elijah Winford “Buddy” Adams, 91 of El Dorado, AR; died on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at his residence following a lengthy illness.

Born on December 29, 1921 in El Dorado, AR; Buddy was the son of Alonzo A. and Fannie L Cottrell Adams. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army with the 81st Infantry Division nicknamed “The Wildcats” in the Pacific Theatre and during the occupation of Japan at the end of the war. Buddy retired from Southwestern Bell and ATT, after 38 years as a lineman and later as a PBX installer. He was an active member of The First Baptist Church and an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

Buddy was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Willie Lou Goodwin, Reva Wadsworth, and Dorothy Jean George.

Survivors are his wife of 66 years Margie “Mickey” L. Burrow Adams of El Dorado, a daughter Marcia Adams (Jay) Justice of Little Rock, sons Mark W. (Shawna) Adams of Vienna, VA, John B. (Renee) Adams of Marietta, GA, Stephen C. (Teresa) Adams of El Dorado, a brother Maxwell E. Adams of El Dorado, along with 10 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10 am, Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at The First Baptist Church with Rev. Matt Pearson officiating. Interment will follow at Arlington Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Young’s Funeral Directors on Monday evening from 5 pm to 7 pm and at the family residence 918 Audubon Drive. Honorary pallbearers are Gary Hegi, Randy Jerry, Cecil Kellum, Ed Berry, Gil Colvin, Ray Taylor, Bill Costley, and Jamie Cottrell.

The family wishes to thank the staff of LifeTouch Hospice especially Shonda Ratcliff RN and Chaplin Luther Harris for the loving and spiritual care provided to ‘Buddy’.

Memorials may be made to The First Baptist Church, 200 W. Main St., El Dorado, AR 71730 or LifeTouch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle Rd, El Dorado, AR 71730.


  • Visitation Monday, July 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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Linda Ramsey

July 29, 2013

Sounds like the world needs more Godly men like "Buddy". Let's celebrate and enjoy the memories of a life well-lived! God bless you as you move through the grief process and know that Buddy is now at rest with his Savior!

Richard & Camilla Hachey

July 24, 2013

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

Dave, Kerri Heller

July 23, 2013

Mark, Shawna, & family,
Our thoughts are with you at this time.

Leslie Meshell

July 23, 2013

Steve....So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family....Leslie Meshell

Elizabeth Norton

July 22, 2013

What a good and kind man . . . he left the world a better place. I'm so sorry for your loss. Much love to you all.