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Updated: 12/18/2013 08:00:02AM

Mary Elizabeth Adams

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Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Adams, 87, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Avon Park, Fla.

Adams was born in Blountstown, Fla., on Nov. 24, 1926, and was a long-time resident of Fort Meade before moving to Arcadia in 1970.

She was a homemaker, raising 10 children, and a citrus fruit sectionizer, working for Donald Duck in Lake Wales and Ben Hill Griffin. Mrs. Adams was a member of the Gardner Baptist Church in Gardner, Fla., and a former long-time member of Lake Buffum Baptist Church of Fort Meade.

Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence O. Adams; sons, John Adams and Richard Adams, daughter, Marilyn Turner; daughter-in-law, Frances Adams, and brother, George Robert Senterfitt.

She is survived by her sons, Spencer Adams, Fort Meade, Fla., Edward Adams and wife Delta, Arcadia, Fla., Deleon Adams and wife Mary Rose, Phillipines, Lawrence A. Adams, Rayford, Fla.; daughters, Zelda Harrell and husband Peck, Zolfo Springs, Fla., Virginia Cochran and husband Milton, Bowling Green, Fla., Carolyn Long and husband Brian, Melbourne, Fla., Linda Quinn and husband Buck, Bartow, Fla.; 22 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation is 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at the Hancock Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral service is 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Joe Parrish officiating.

Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Meade.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, is in charge of arrangements.

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