DANIELSVILLE – Sara Sue Fortson Adams of the Brown Memorial Convalescent Center died Monday, March 8, 2010.
Born on November 20, 1931, in Madison County, she was the daughter of the late King David and Birdie Mae Carithers Fortson. She was the 11th of 15 children. She was a homemaker and worked in several area sewing plants. She had an inhome daycare for many years and was retired from General Times in 1989 due to failing eyesight. She always lived within 20 miles from where she was born and raised.
Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Herman Adams. She was the caregiver for four years prior to his death. She then decided to sell the family home to Evangelical Church so they could build a Family Life Center. She was a resident of the Gables in Royston, where she had numerous friends and adventures. In late 2006, she broke a second hip due to her lack of sight and frailty and became a resident of Brown Memorial Convalescent Center. She had her hair and nails done every week and loved Bingo. She had friends and enjoyed friend and family visits. She enjoyed good physical health most of her life.
Survivors include children, Lee Douglas Adams, Herman Daniel Adams and Ophelia Adams Hart; a brother, King Fortson Jr.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by 13 brothers and sisters, James, Alson, Bethune, Early, Thelma, Sally, Emma Ruth, Mildred, Mary, Edna, Linda, Carolyn and Janice.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 10, at 2 p.m., from the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Peek officiating. Burial will be in the Community Baptist Church Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The body is at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 9. The family is at their respective homes.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, is in charge of arrangements.