Franklin Early Adams

July 10, 1941October 10, 2021

Franklin E. Adams, 80, passed away in his home after a long battle with cancer peacefully with his family by his side on October 10, 2021. He was born in High Point, NC to late Early and Rachel Adams. Frank was a big sports fan; he loved Nascar, wrestling, and the Carolina Panthers.

He is survived by his wife 22 years, Phyllis; 3 children, Jody Adams (Annette), Cheryl Herman (Frank), and Barbie Widener (Mike); 2 step-children, Chuck Rhinehart and Crystal Blandford (Mike); 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends form 6-8:00 PM, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Woodlawn Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in his honor.


  • Phyllis Adams, Wife
  • Jody Adams (Annette), Son
  • Cheryl Herman (Frank), Daughter
  • Barbie Widener (Mike), Daughter
  • Chuck Rhinehart, Step-Son
  • Crystal Blandford (Mike), Step-Daughter
  • He is also survived by 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, October 14, 2021


Franklin Early Adams

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Regina Bellamy

October 12, 2021

A generous heart has stopped beating and a kind soul has gone to heaven. My family and I send you our deepest condolences for the demise of a beloved friend, husband, father and grandfather. Words, no matter how kind, can’t mend your heartache. However, those who care for you wish you comfort and peace of mind. I will miss my friend.

Kathy Sullivan

October 10, 2021

I'm sorry for your loss, Jody, Cheryl and Barbie. Your Dad was so nice and helpful. Even when Cheryl and I may or may not have messed up. Prayers for your families peace and comfort ❤️🙏