Ann Garfield Adair

August 4, 1927June 7, 2019

Ann Adair went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, June 7, 2019.

A memorial service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. John Kinser and Rev. Chip Miller officiating. The family will greet friends in "The Gathering Place" following the service.

Ann was born on August 4, 1927 in Macon to the late Howard and Sara Garfield. She married the love of her life John Adair in 1945 and they made their home in Macon. They served as a team both in their church and with the Gideons International throughout their marriage. This year marked 50 years of service for Ann in the Gideons Ladies Auxiliary, including a year as state president.

Ann loved her First Presbyterian Church family. She has continued to be an active member serving in the last years as a Bible study group leader and mentoring both younger and older women. One of the highlights of her life was working in the bookstore at the church for 30 years. She had a complete trust in God’s plan for her life and was always looking for ways to serve her Savior and others. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Hulon Adair; her grandson, Charles Stephen Ross, Jr.; and a sister, Betty Jean Hunnicutt.

Ann is survived by her daughters, Arlene Wilcher (Talmadge) and Lynn Boyles (Danny); a granddaughter, Allison Thomas (Joe); three great-grandchildren: Madison Thomas, Brady Thomas and Kara Odell (Leon); and a great-great-granddaughter, Emmy Odell.

The family wishes to thank the caregiving staff of the Coliseum Hospital and Macon Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 682 Mulberry St., Macon, GA 31201 or to the Gideons International, Bibb-South Camp, P.O. Box 20493, Macon, GA 31205.

You may share your own special thoughts and memories with the family by visiting Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


  • Ann is survived by her daughters, Arlene Wilcher (Talmadge) and Lynn Boyles (Danny); a granddaughter, Allison Thomas (Joe); three great-grandchildren: Madison Thomas, Brady Thomas and Kara Odell (Leon); and a great-great-granddaughter, Emmy Odell.

  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Gideons International, The Gideons International Processing Center


  • A Celebration of Life Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  • Visitation - Following the Service Tuesday, June 11, 2019


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Shannon McCormick

June 8, 2019

Ann was a. dear saint. I rejoice as she gained Heaven yesterday, yet my heart aches and I already miss her so much. I am confident she is in the very Presence of Jesus. How I thank Him for blessing my life with the faith, wisdom, perseverance, loyalty and love that Ann Adair so graciously shared. My life is so much richer for the times spent with Dear Ann. She loved well her Lord, her family, her church family, our Bible study, the Gideons and so many more!! Thank You, Lord, for the gift of Ann🙏🏻❤ Our family is praying for all of Ann’’s family. She loved you and was so proud of you. I loved hearing her tell stories of you and share pictures with me of you. You were blessed to have her as were all who knew her. She gave her Lord the glory for all He did in her life and for all of her blessings. She knew He uses all of our struggles and all of our joys to draw us closer to Him. She knew He finishes what He begins and she trusted Him to do His work in each of us. She could confidently rest as she trusted Him. She knew Him so well because she prayed and she spent time listening to Him by reading and studying His Word. She was a good student of many things and loved to continue to learn. She knew the things of value and the only thing that would last for eternity was her relationship with Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, with Whom she is now rejoicing. Ann desired for as many as possible to know for sure that they could be assured of their salvation(I John 5:13). She knew the joys and benefits of fellowship with other believers as well as the responsibilities of being part of the Body: she knew we need each other and she was inspiring in her ability to invite and include and encourage so many! May we all continue to learn from her examples and ask the Lord to help us serve Him and live for Him! Hers certainly was a life well-lived!!

Virginia James

June 7, 2019

Ann has been a dear friend over the years. I still treasure the Study Bible she gave me as Guyton and I were getting ready to leave for the mission field. Her smiling face always welcomed us back to Macon. I will hold her memory close to my heart and look forward to seeing her again in Heaven.

Rhea Patrick

June 7, 2019

Years ago when I was seeking spiritual guidance at the book store Ann knew exactly which book would help solve my problem and would redirect my attitude as well. It was like she was His direct messenger. I never heard heard Anne say a bad word about any one and she imparted wisdom and love by her actions to all.