Virginia Annette Powell Adams, 92, of Blountstown, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Bay Medical Sacred Heart Center in Panama City, FL.
She was born on November 4, 1920, in Jackson County, FL. She was raised on a farm east of Campbellton, FL in Jackson County and graduated as Valedictorian of her class of Campbellton School. Annette married and moved to Blountstown in 1939 and became actively involved in the Blountstown United Methodist Church where she held many leadership positions doing the Lord’s work. She also was a Den Mother for Cub Scout Pack 137. Her career involved working at the Calhoun County Court House, the Florida Legislature, and retired as Head Teller from The Bank of Blountstown. She was a spiritual role model and mentor to many people of all ages.
Annette was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, James Landis Adams, Sr.; her parents, W.R. and Mary Alice Wade Powell; sisters, Allie Powell Sidaris, Willie Ruth Powell Riley and Frances Powell.
She is survived by two sons, James Landis (Jimmy) Adams, Jr. and his wife, Shelia, of Marianna, FL, and Powell Adams and his wife, Amy, of Southport, FL; one brother, Robert Lyndon Powell, of Panama City, FL; one sister, Sue Powell Wooten, of Blackshear, GA; six grandchildren, Jeannie Johnson and her husband, Matt, Landis Adams and his wife, Suzanne, Virginia Held, Amy Beth Adams, Alethea Pendarvis and her husband, Don, and Clinton Adams and his wife, Michelle; fourteen great-grandchildren, Luke and Harper Johnson, Mary Sue, Sara Kate and Caroline Adams, Kayla Carleton and her husband, Mike, Meagan and Dylan Held, Corey Midyette, Mackenzie, Gracie, Zakk and Halen Pendarvis, Kendall Annette Adams and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by many, many close friends who called her “Mom, Mama or Granny.”
Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 14, at 4:00 pm (CDT) at Blountstown United Methodist Church with Reverend Jim Jines and Reverend Steve Warren officiating. Interment will follow in Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown. The family will receive friends Sunday, April 14, from 3:00 pm (CDT) until service time at 4:00 pm at Blountstown United Methodist Church.
All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL (ph. 674-2266).