Elton E. Adams

March 1, 1935June 13, 2014
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When Elton Adams was not traveling or fishing, he could always be found working – or “piddling,” as he called it – around the house, garage or workshop. Wherever he was, and whatever he was doing, his wife Sue Armstrong Adams was never far from his side. When Sue died in 2011, Elton continued to fish, and to piddle, to keep himself occupied. Early Friday morning, he rejoined his wife. They are together again, side-by-side in heaven. Elton was born in Americus on March 1, 1935. He served in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in 1956. On Dec. 8, 1956, he and Sue married. They were married for 55 years. Elton worked at Warner Robbins Air Force Base, until retirement in 1988. Throughout his work at the base, he also worked as a bookkeeper and tax professional for nearly 60 years, serving generations of families. After retirement, Elton enjoyed running his RV to a house in Carabelle, Fla., where he would troll around Dog Island fishing the waters of the "flats." Whoever was lucky enough to join him on those fishing trips learned right away that Elton’s fishing nickname was “Captain.” The RV often made its way westward as well, to Biloxi for a game of cards. His favorite traveling partner was always Sue. Mr. Adams was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Sue, sister, Ruth Kirk, brother, Charles Adams, and his mother and father, Ina Van and Roscoe Adams. He is survived by beloved daughter Cheryl Ann Adams of Byron; dear friend, cousin, and companion Donna Hyatt; stepson Michael Ross (Terri) of Snellville; siblings Albert Adams of Preston (Mavis) and Evelyn Perry of Americus (Lynn); granddaughters Chloe Huval of Byron, Jennifer Ross of Macon, and Rachel Krause (Thomas) of Atlanta; great-granddaughters, cousins, nieces, nephews, and family friends.

Visitation will be at Snows Memorial, on Pio Nono Ave., Sunday, from 5 - 7 p.m., with a service at the Glen Haven Mausoleum Chapel, in Macon, Monday, 11 am., interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Mr. Adams' honor to Pine Point Hospice, with special thanks to nurses, Katasha Stokes and Shirley Lawson, who gave support and solace to Mr. Adams and his family in his last days.

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  • Graveside Service Monday, June 16, 2014
  • Visitation Sunday, June 15, 2014

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Cheryl Adams

September 19, 2014

I hope your having fun in heaven! I miss you so very much! I hope your flying high with all of those Angels. I know 4 Beautiful Ladies that are with you now. I'll see you all soon. I love you my Diddee!!!

James C. and Sandra Patterson

June 24, 2014

To The Elton Adams Family, Thinking of you at this difficult time. We were very sorry to hear you had lost someone so precious to your hearts on June 13th. I worked with Elton for a number of years at Robin AFB and he always called me "Pat". we just got home from Chattanooga and were catching up on the newspapers when I read about my friend's death.

Harold Tolbert

June 23, 2014

Elton was one of the best person anyone could work for. I worked for him for many years at WRALC.

June 18, 2014

Sorry to hear of your loss. Ponda and William Ball and family

carole chitty

June 17, 2014

so sorry to hear of this, Cheryl. and so sorry I was out of town and could not attend visitation. I know how much you loved your dad and how much you will really miss him. but now he is with our heavenly father and with your beloved mom. god bless you and your whole family.


June 17, 2014

May the God of all comfort be with your family during this difficult time.

Sheila Harbert Whaley

June 16, 2014

Cheryl, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. Know that you are in my prayers.

Rocky Mills

June 15, 2014

My cousin Elton took Mike and me fishing often and was a good man and was a true Adams!

Sara Forehand

June 14, 2014

Dear Donna, so sorry to hear about Elton. My prayer is that we will keep his memories alive and prepare to meet him again. I can only imagine how sad you are after so many years of devotion to him and his family. I will be calling you soon. Love,

June 14, 2014

Thinking of you, Donna. Praying for you and the family during this time.

Elaine Everhardt