Helen Adams

June 4, 1928August 18, 2012

Helen Adams 84 of Texarkana,Texas passed away on August 18, 2012 in a local hospital. Helen was born June 4, 1928 in Granger County, Tennessee. She was a loving mother who retired from Fouke Independent School District and was of the Methodist Faith. She was preceded in death by her husband Lowell Adams and a brother Howard Acuff and her parents Mamie and John Basil Acuff. Survivors include her children and their spouses; Cherree Adams, Lana and Terry Raney, Nanette Tidwell, Walter and Dana Adams, Jeanne Russell, Alece and Tony Downs. Two Stepchildren; Bill Adams and Susie Adams. Helen also leaves to cherish her memory her grandchildren and their spouses; Jared and Stacy Tidwell, Stephanie and Howard Pittman, Leslie Raney, Carlton Jordan, William Adams, Jamie Adams and Jonathon Steinman and four great grandchildren; Samuel Pittman, Zach Dawson, Kaden Dawson and Ashlyn Dawson. Helen is also survived by her two sisters; Katherine Acuff and Bessie Jackson and two special friends, Juanita Kendrick and Lajuana Fitzgerald. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday August 25, 2012 at East Funeral Home-Moores Lane Chapel with Rev. Frank McFerrin officiating. Interment will follow in Rocky Mound Cemetery,Fouke, Arkansas. The family will receive friends from 6-8 Friday August 24, 2012 at East Funeral Home-Moores Lane. Memorial in Helen's name may be made to TREY Foundation ( Services are under the direction of East Funeral Home-Moores Lane. Online tributes may be submitted to


  • Visitation Friday, August 24, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 25, 2012

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Billie McNamara, Acuff Family Archivist

August 29, 2012

On behalf of all the family historians at the Web site, I want to express deepest sympathies on the loss of our cousin. Helen and her family are in our prayers

Kay Black

August 25, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. My mother and Helen were first cousins. We would come and see you when you came to Aunt Mamie's and I remember Helen's wonderful laugh. My prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Janet Lay O'Neal

August 24, 2012

My mind is just flooded with warm , wonderful memories of Helen's smile and laughter, and the way she made me feel when I was in her home. She was so warm and gracious. Heaven is rejoicing.

Janet Oswald(leatherwood)

August 23, 2012

Sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort. May God be with you through this time.

Joy Sechelski

August 23, 2012

Helen always kept a close eye on all of you. She loved working at the school and keeping tabs on her babies.
I would like to share a story about your Mom. She and Lowell came to College Station to visit "their baby". I know all of you have heard that phrase enough. Anyway we fixed these huge T-bone steaks. First thing outta Helen's mouth was "oh my that's the biggest steak I ever saw. I can never eat all this." She proceeded to tear into that steak and with every bite griping at Lowell for eating too much. Needless to say there was nothing left of that steak. She has always remembered that steak and would brag about it every time she saw me. Now Lowell just tuned her out and kept eating.
Your Mom had a wonderful laugh. She laughed with her whole body and was not to quiet about it either. In fact it was quite contagious because she would have you laughing too.
She loved life and loved pleasing everyone, be it in the kitchen cooking or out fishing. She loved her family and all of you were special to her.
She will be missed but we have plenty of fond memories.

August 23, 2012

Dianne Lafayette

August 22, 2012

Enjoyed working with Helen so much. She would drop by the library at school when I worked in there and chat for a while. We shared lots of laughter, and her laugh was contagious. She never tired of talking about her children. She was so proud of all of you. She seemed like she was doing well at Allen Jones visitation, so I was shocked to hear of her death. I took her phone number, but never made the call to tell her how good it had been to see her. May your memories be good, happy ones and may you be comforted by memories of those who loved and cared for your mother.

Melisaa Lester-Latham

August 21, 2012

All of you are in my prayers. May you all be blessed with the fondest memories. I know this is a very difficult time. I pray that God wraps his arms around each one of you and bring you peace.

Sharon Davis Mullins

August 21, 2012

Helen was such a wonderful lady... willing to do anything for anyone... That laugh that will echo thru all time is resounding in my ears now. God has blessed us with the gift of memory where our loved ones appear to us not as still life in a photograph but, as the living, moving... laughing
people we long to see again. Take comfort in the Lord and may your time together, as you share your individual memories, start the process of healing.