Jess Adams

    Jess Adams, 76, of Bakewell, Tenn. died at the residence late Thursday evening.  He was a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of north Hamilton County.  He was a member of Providence Methodist Church.  Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Cora Adams: four daughters, Mrs. Jean Benton, Chattanooga; Mrs. Cecil Robinson, Daisy, Tenn; Mrs. Ann Smith, San Francisco; and Mrs. Catherine Ball, Rossville, Ga.  Seven sons, Addison Adams, Rockwood; Fleatius Adams, Bakewell; Ray, Sale Creek; J.T., Bakewell; Jack, San Francisco; Jesse Jr., Hammond, Ind.; Eldon, Sale Creek; Two brothers Charlie, Sale Creek and Grover, Gainsville, Ga.  21 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  Funeral will be at 2 PM Sunday in the chapel of the funeral home the Rev. Everett Kelly officiating.  Interment in New Providence Cemetary.  Active pallbearers:  Gene Bryant, Bonard Potter, Arnold Ellzey, John Brackett, Carl Ellzey, Carl Adams, Bill Clift and Lester Adams:  Honorary: Waldo Card, Marion Rogers, Louis Gross, Bill Rogers, Quincy Jones, Cornelius Bowman, Dr. Martin Caldwell, Clyde Carmack, Raymond Varner, Mack Fuller, Alec Poole, Ronald Welch, Bill Fielding, Gene May.  The body will remain at the funeral home. Arrangements by Williamson-Garrison, Highway 27, Daisy, Tenn.