Cecil Adams, 77, of Sikeston died Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born on April 3, 1929, in Lake City, Ark., to the late William H. and Sudie D. Turner Adams. He was the founder of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston and had served as pastor for 16 years at Matthews Missionary Baptist Church.
On Oct. 21, 1950, in Bay, Ark., he married Vernell Savage, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Eugene Adams of Sikeston and David Adams of Dexter; one daughter, Marsha Davis of Sikeston; one brother, George Adams of St. Louis; two sisters, Wilma Hamilton of Bay, Ark., and Opal Shaw of Vilonia, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers; one sister; and one great-granddaughter.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. at the Chapel on Thursday with Brothers Jeff Polk and Chris Polk of Matthews officiating.
Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.
Pallbearers will be Jason Davis, Jody Adams, Lonnie Polk, Brian Adams, Cherik Griffin, and Tim Bitter. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Staggs, Ray McCoy, Howard Atwell, and Kenneth Duvall.