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Dorothy Adams

March 7, 1948 ~ August 4, 2017 (age 69)

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The Management and Support Staff of Nelson's Funeral Home announce the death of Mrs. Dorothy Adams, 69, of Ridgeway, SC.

Mrs. Adams, transitioned into eternity Friday morning August 4, 2017. 

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, August 10, 2017, 1:00 p.m. at White Oak Baptist Church #1, 520 White Oak Church Road, Winnsboro, South Carolina 29180. 

Interment will follow in the church cemetery. 

Public viewing will be held Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Mrs. Dorothy Louise Ford Adams was born March 7, 1948 in Fairfield County to the late Dan Ford and Lucy Ann Adamson.   She departed this life to be with the Lord on Friday, August 4, 2017 at Opus Post-Acute Rehabilitation in Lexington, SC. 

She was married to the late Samuel Lee Adams, Sr. and to this union, four sons were born. 

Dorothy was baptized at White Oak Baptist Church #1 and was a faithful member until her health began to decline.   She served faithfully as the Finance Secretary, Van Driver, Church Custodian, member of the Trustee Ministry and she was a member of the choir. 

Dorothy was educated in the Public Schools of Fairfield County and she was a 1967 graduate of Winnsboro High School.  She was employed with Uniroyal, Cinderella Knitting Mill, Charms, Chester Sewing, PMSC, and she retired from the Fairfield County School System. 

She leaves to cherish her precious memories four sons, Terry J. Adams, Sr., Samuel Lee Adams, Jr., Gregory L. Adams and Seddrick L. Adams all of Ridgeway, SC; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Reverend James (Betty) Adamson of Lugoff, SC and Boysie (Myrtle) Ford of Ridgeway, SC; two sisters, Iola (Norman) Nelson of Lugoff, SC and Bertha Kennedy of Ridgeway SC; four sisters-in-law, Mary Bethel of Winnsboro, SC Margaret Smith of Columbia, SC, Pauline (Willie James) Johnson of Winnsboro, SC and Mary Butler of Ridgeway, SC; one brother-in-law, John (Linda) Adams of Columbia, SC; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends. 

Dorothy was preceded in death by two brothers, Dan Ford and Clarence Ford; three sisters, Marion Ford, Willie Mae Ford and Thelma Ford; and one brother-in-law, Ernest Adams.

 Service Information

Funeral Service
August 10, 2017

1:00 PM
White Oak Baptist Church #1
530 White Oak Church Road
Winnsboro, SC 29180

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