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Holly Adams

Friday, January 17, 2003

SCOTT CITY - James "Holly" Adams, 84, died at 4:27 a.m. Jan. 16, 2003, at the Jackson Manor in Jackson.

Born Nov. 14, 1918, in Fornfelt, son of the late James and Laura Adams, he was a railroad engineer with the Cotton Belt-Southern Pacific Railroad and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of H.O. Grauel Masonic Lodge 672 and 32nd degree Mason with the Scottish Rite in St. Louis, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and VFW Post 3838 and Elks Lodge 639 in Cape Girardeau.

On March 8, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, he married Wilma Laverne Adams who preceded him in death on Aug. 21, 1996.

He is survived by one daughter, Linda Adams Schranz of Collierville, Tenn.; and one sister, Opal Limbaugh of Jackson.

Two brothers and three sisters also preceded him in death.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City, where Masonic rites are scheduled for 7 p.m.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Tennison officiating.

Burial will follow in Lightner Memorial Cemetery.