Russell Goldie Adams

A graveside service for Mr. Russell Goldie Adams, age 97 of Farmerville, LA, was held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, October 12, 2023 at Mt. Tabor Cemetery with Dr. Lyndon Carpenter officiating. Visitation was held at 9:30 prior to the service at
the cemetery. Mr. Russell was born in Reyno, Arkansas to Levi and Priannah Benton Adams. He graduated from Norphlet High School in Norphlet, Arkansas as Salutatorian in 1943. It was there he met the Love of his life, Marie Murphy. Mr. Russell served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during WW II. After WWII Russell
returned to Calion, Arkansas and was employed in the lumber industry as a bookkeeper. In 1951 he moved his family to Farmerville, Louisiana and during his lifetime, he worked in many businesses such as S&A Lumber Sales, and Terrell Industries. He was also in the trucking business, owning and operating Bernice Trucking. He was a member of the Farmerville Jaycees, a 16-year volunteer Chief fireman, a 70-year member of Union Fraternal Masonic Lodge #53 where he served as Past Master, 32Nd Degree Scottish Rites Mason and the longest
standing member of the Lodge. Russell was active in the Mt. Tabor Baptist Church for many years, serving as a Sunday School teacher and in various church offices. Russell died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family. The family would like to acknowledge Elara Hospice staff and nurses and two special
caregivers, D’Wanda and Connie. Mr. Russell was preceded in death by his parents Levi and Priannah Benton Adams; two brothers Layne and Wayne Adams; and two sisters Alma Aulds and
Sara Nix.  He is survived by his wife of 80 years Marie Murphy Adams; three daughters
Judy Adams Wade (Barry), Barbara Adams Welch, and Danna Adams (Kenny Deloach); five grandchildren Richard Barry Wade, Jr. (Kristen), Robert William Wade (Alison), Kathy Cole Frasier (Steven), Lauren Claire Deloach White (Jarred), and Russ Deloach (Zoe); six great grandchildren Brindley and Lindsey
Wade, Rylan and Katelyn Wade, Cole Frasier (Abby Gayle) and Ripley White; and two great greatgrandchildren Colstyn and Frankie Kathryn Frasier.  The family ask that any donations be made to the Union Fraternal Lodge #53, Building Fund, 172 Bear Drive, Farmerville, La. 71241

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