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OBIT: Dollie Ann Adams, A Smith County Native


Dollie Ann Adams, a Smith County native and now a resident of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, died at the age of 77 at her home Friday morning December 23, 2016.

Funeral services were conducted from the Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem on Tuesday afternoon December 27, 2016 at 2 p.m. with Dr. Ron Baity and Rev. Jeff Baity officiating. Burial followed in the Parklawn Memorial Park in Winston-Salem.

Born Dollie Ann Rich in Pleasant Shade on February 4, 1939, she was the second of six children born to the late Joseph Turney Rich who died February 28, 1980 at the age of 74 and Maggie Lee Taylor Rich who died February 12, 1996 at the age of 85.

While residing in Murfreesboro before moving to Winston-Salem, she was a member of the Franklin Road Baptist Church and retired from the “Sword of the Lord Foundation” with over thirty five years of service.

At the time of her death she was a member of the Berean Baptist Church.

Surviving is her husband, Jesse Adams Jr.; two daughters, Linda Faye Baity and husband Jeff of Winston-Salem, Brenda Kay Weeks and husband Robert of Pensacola, Florida; sister, Melba Joy Pace and husband Andy of Ruston, Louisiana; Joe Rich and wife Melba Brooks Rich of Pleasant Shade, David Rich and wife of Almanette Pace Rich,, Gerald Rich and wife Ronda Crotty Rich all of Pleasant Shade, James Bell Rich of Gladeville; two grandchildren, Adam Lee Baity and Autumn Holly Baity.

This notice provided as a courtesy to the Adams family.

Sanderson of Carthage