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Emma Lou Phillips Adams Obituary

The following Obituary appeared in the Ozona Stockman 
September 18, 1998:

Emma Lou Phillips Adams, 92, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo.

Funeral Service was held at 2 p.m. Friday in Ozona United Methodist Church followed by burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Arrangements were by Preddy Funeral Home.

Emma Lou Phillips Adams, born Aug. 18, 1906, was the daughter of Samuel Byrd Phillips and Lela Williams Phillips.  After graduating from Ozona High School, Mrs. Adams attended Mary Hardin Baylor in Temple and was in the 1927 graduating class of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

On June 6, 1928, she married Clay Addison Adams of Ozona.  They made their first home on the Adams Ranch in Pecos County, where Emma Adams was a charter member of the Fort Stockton Tuesday Bridge Club.  From 1936-47, Clay and Emma Adams lived and ranched in Crockett, Terrell, Pecos and Val Verde Counties.  In 1947 they moved to Ozona.  After Mr. Adams' death in 1957, Mrs. Adams and her daughters managed the family ranching business.

Emma Adams was the 30-year president of the Ozona Country Club Ladies Bridge Association with whom she played weekly until her death at 92.  A long-time member of the Ozona United Methodist Church, Mrs. Adams was chairman of the hospitality committee and Sunday School teacher.  She was a member of the Crockett County Historical Society and worked with others to create "A History of Crockett County".

Mrs. Adams is survived by two daughters, Jane Addison Adams Garlitz and her husband, Charles Gary Garlitz of Midland, and Ann Camille Adams Jones and her husband, Martin Brock Jones, Jr. of Ozona; six grandchildren, William Wade Garlitz, Christa Adams Garlitz Bolger, Charles Clay Garlitz, Martin Brock Jones, III, Jane Ann-Caroline Garlitz and Margaret Camille Adams Jones; four great-grandchildren, John Barr Bolger, II, Emma Adams Bolger, Martin Brock Jones, IV and Brady Carlisle Bolger; a sister, Lela Phillips Nussbaumer; a sister-in-law, Bernice Collins Phillips, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were:  Phillips Townes Carleton, Thomas Franklin Collins, Jr., William Wade Garlitz, Charles Clay Garlitz, Martin Brock Jones, III, John Richard Hunnicutt, Jr., Kenneth Lawrence Frazier Jr., John Barr Bolger, Carl Edward Simmons and David Alan Martin.

Memorials may be sent to: Ozona Untied Methodist Church Foundation, P.O. Box 984, Ozona, TX 76943 or St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, Altar Flower Guild, P.O. Box 5121, Midland, TX 76704.

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