Shirley J. Adams III

January 28, 1935January 19, 2011

Macon, GA –

Shirley Joseph Adams, III, 75, passed away at home, on Saturday, January 15, 2011. Funeral services and a celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Snow’s Pio Nono. Burial will be in Avondale Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Houston Berry officiating. Those serving as pallbearers are, Jimmy Colquitt, Joey Colquitt, John Colquitt, Matthew Carpenter, Taylor Fordham, Brad Kitchens and Thomas Blake Morton.

The family will greet friends on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Snow’s Memorial Chapel Pio Nono or may be contacted at the residence of Boyce and Christy Herndon, 6151 Skipperton Road, Macon GA 31216. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Avondale Baptist Church, Building Fund, 6970 Cochran Field Road, Macon GA 31216.

Mr. Adams was born in Bibb, County to the late Shirley Joseph Adams, Jr. and Edythe Anderson Adams. He was preceded in death by his sister, Judith Inman. He was a lifelong member of Avondale Baptist Church and a lifetime member of the NRA. Mr. Adams retired after thirty two years service as a conductor with Southern Railroad. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Jean Strong Adams of Macon, four daughters, Jan (Dale) Colquitt of Eatonton, Deby (Rob) Morton of Zebulon, Barbara (Alan) McKnight of Duluth, Della Kitchens of Macon, two step-sons, Boyce (Christy) Herndon of Macon, and William (Brooke) Herndon of Macon, fourteen grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and two nieces and two nephews.

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Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono has charge of the arrangements.



  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 19, 2011


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Melissa Bagley

January 24, 2011

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Jimmy and Lisa Crowder

January 21, 2011

I am sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Adams. Your family is in our hearts and prayers


January 20, 2011

Barbara and Family,
You are in my thoughts and Prayers during this difficult time. May the Lord Bless you in knowing that your loved one is now in the presence of our Heavenly Father.
Love through Christ.

January 19, 2011

Jean, Boyce, William and Family
Thinking of you all and love you very much. Your all in our hearts and in our prayers !
Mike, Wendy,
Savannah and Madison

Mike & Tammy Willis

January 19, 2011

Jean and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you .

Damon Dalton

January 18, 2011

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you now, and I send you my deepest sympathy.

Donna Mercer

January 18, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you

January 18, 2011

Jean, Boyce & William,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Eddie, Deborah, Evan & Jenna Kelley

Patti Young Kayser

January 18, 2011

Jean, and all you Adams girls, My heart goes out to you during your loss of Shirley. I have fond memories of him from years past as well as of all of you. I will keep all of you and your families in my heart.

January 17, 2011

Jan, Deby and Joey,
I am so sorry for the loss of your Father and Grandfather.
Love and Prayers,
Ruth Uhl