It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our mother, Mary Blanche Kennedy Adamson, 90, of Manchester, GA on February 21, 2013. She was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother.
Visitation will be 6:00- 8:00 pm Monday, February 25, 2013, at Cox Funeral Home, 93 Prather-Barnes Road Manchester, GA. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Manchester First United Methodist Church with Rev. Stephen Soulen officiating. Entombment will be in the Manchester City Cemetery Mausolem.
Born on September 22, 1922, in Fitzgerald, GA, Mary was the 13th of 14 children of George Lantzer Kennedy and Emma Eugenia Burdette Kennedy. She married her high school sweetheart and favorite dancing partner, Grady C. Adamson, April 3, 1938. The family moved to Manchester in 1941 when Grady became an employee of the Atlanta, Birmingham and Coast Railroad.
Mary was a “people” person who loved serving, helping and laughing. She loved her First United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday School for years and later serving in other areas. As a member of the Manchester Womans Club for 25 plus years Mary served as president for two terms. In 1974, with advice from Columbus International Pilot Club Mary organized a Manchester-Warm Springs charter and served as its first president. As a railroad wife, she was very active in the Auxilary of Brotherhood Railroad Trainmen.
Her innate love of children instilled a dream which became real when she opened the Lad and Lassie Playschool. For 18 years she cherished every moment and each child in her care; thus, earning the name of “Miz Mary”-the lady who made a change in many lives with her faith, trust and love.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, her parents and thirteen siblings. Survivors include her loving and devoted children: Daughter, Dianelle A. Arnold (Clint) Woodbury; Son, Grady Lewis Adamson (Phyllis) Manchester; seven grandchildren: Wayne C. Arnold, Craig S. Arnold, Mark A. Arnold, Monica Evans (Jimmy), Deon Adamson, Blake Adamson (Renee), Tyler Adamson (Karen); 12 great-grandchildren; 2 great, great-grandchildren; 2 sisters-in-law, Evelyn Boggus Kennedy, Mary Adamson Roberts and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to First United Methodist Church, Manchester, West Georgia Hospice or Twin Fountains Nursing Home, both of LaGrange or a favorite charity.
Cox Funeral Home, Manchester, www.coxfh.com.