HULL - George Nelson Adair, 86, died Saturday, January 5, 2013.
Born in Spartanburg, S.C., he was the son of the late John Boyce and Nora Youngblood Adair. Mr. Adair was preceded in death by his grandchildren, Margo Mullins Moon, Dixie Adair Turbeville and Matthew Adair; and great-grandson, Hunter Turbeville.
Affectionately known as "Big Daddy," he was a dedicated family man who was loved and will be missed by his family and many friends that he leaves behind. He has made his home in Madison County since 1954, was a United States Army veteran of World War II, and was retired from the U.S. Soil Conservation Service following 42 years of service. Mr. Adair was a longtime active member of Hull Baptist Church, where he served in numerous capacities including Deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was an honorary lifetime member of the American Red Cross as a volunteer and dedicated many years of service.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Condrey Adair; children, Terry (Vicky) Adair, Hull, Nancy (Bill) Jervis, Hull, and Donna (Danny) Erwin, Vesta; brother, Jimmy Adair, Spartanburg, S.C.; grandchildren, Ashley Mullins, Cory Adair and Adair Erwin; great-grandchildren, Megan Moon and Kayla Petty; great-great-grandchildren, Braxton and Bryson Sorrow; step-grandchildren; Darren and Peter Jervis; and his best friend, Lloyd Carter.
Graveside services will be held Monday, January 7, at 1 p.m. at Hull Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Randy Crowe officiating. The family will receive friends in the Family Life Center following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hull Baptist Church Missions, P.O. Box 640, Hull, GA 30646.
The family would like to offer a special thanks to Winterville Retirement Home, Cobb Health Care Center in Comer, and Odyssey Hospice for their compassionate care.
Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, EAST, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.