Sarah Ellen Adams
Mrs. Sarah Adams
Dies at age 78
Mrs. Sarah Ellen Adams, widow of George Benjamin Adams, died at her home,
1012 S. 12th street at 4:45 pm yesterday. Her age was 78 years and 29 days.
She had been in ill health for six years and was seriously ill for the past
Funeral services will be held at the Second Baptist Church Friday at 2 pm
conducted by the Rev. Sam McCoy and the Rev. H.T. Starkey and burial will be
in the Bethel Memorial Cemetery.
The body will be removed from Hawkins and Pulley Funeral Home at 4:30 pm
today to the family home, where it will lie in state. Friends may call at
any time up to the funeral hour.
Mrs. Adams was born in Jefferson County, April 20, 1865, the daughter of
Marion and Louisa (Page) Bumpus. On December 16, 1880, she was united in
marriage with George Benjamin Adams, who preceded her in death April 24, 1942.
Mrs. Adams was a lifetime citizen of Jefferson County. She had resided in
Mt. Vernon for the past 21 years, coming here from Dodds township. A lifetime
Christian, she had been a member of the Second Baptist church for the past 20
years. Mrs. Adams was a lover of children and of her home.
She is survived by two children, Fern Adams and Will Adams, both of Mt. Vernon;
four sisters, Mrs. Laura Estes, Mrs. Della Smith and Mrs. Ollie Milton of Mt. Vernon
and Mrs. Murtie Hales of Wichita, Kansas; two brothers, H.A. Bumpus and Alonzo Bumpus,
both of Mt. Vernon; five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and three great
Two daughters, Mrs. Louisa Hails and Mrs. Carline Wilson, three sons and one brother,
Alec preceded her in death.
*Note* Sarah Adams died May 19, 1943
Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: May 1943
Submitted by Cindy Ford