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Emma Lou Adams

Friday, October 21, 2011

Emma Lou Adams, daughter of the late Rev. T. W. Bland and Winnie Wilkerson Bland, was born on May 22, 1935, in Piggott, Ark., and died at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Oct. 20, 2011, at the age of 76.

She was a member of Second General Baptist Church in Dexter, a home-maker and resident of Dexter.

Mrs. Adams was united in marriage to Charles B. Adams, Jr. on March 22, 1952, in Piggott, Ark. Mr. Adams survives at their home in Dexter.

Besides her husband, she is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Diane Adams of Dexter; by one daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Mike Mills of Dexter; by one brother and sister-in-law, Rev. Dwight and Brenda Bland of Booneville; by three grandchildren, Michael W. Mills and wife Amy of Ashland, Matt Mills and wife Marissa of Dexter, and Patrick Adams of Dexter; by four great-grandchildren, Montgomery Mills, Monroe Mills, Margot Mills and Lanie Grey Mills; and by one brother-in-law, Earl C. Williams of Dexter.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Doris Williams.

Visitation will take place at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, in the Rainey-Mathis Funer-al Chapel in Dexter, with Rev. Joshua Carpenter and Rev. Phil Warren officiating. Interment will

follow in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Second General Baptist Church, 15 East Saint Francis Street, Dexter, Mo. 63841 or to 18 ForeLife, 705 Laurie Circle, Dexter, Mo. 63841.

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