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Evelyn Brodus “E.B.” Adams, Jr.

Evelyn B. “E. B.” Adams, Jr. of 6723 Seven Islands Road, Madison, departed this life Friday, February 24, 2017 at his residence.

Evelyn Brodus “E.B.” Adams, Jr. or “Bro” as he was affectionately known was born December 8, 1948 to the late Evelyn Brodus Adams, Sr. and Parthenia Crawford Adams of Godfrey. Upon his confession of faith in Christ, at an early age, he was baptized by the late Rev. F.D. Clark at New Enon Baptist Church in Godfrey.

“E.B.” attended the public schools in Morgan County and later enlisted into the United States Armed Forces on February 20, 1969. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant/ E-5 and served in the Vietnam War for several months. During his service, he received the National Defense Service Medal (SPS M-14), Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, and 2 O/S bars.  These bars indicate that a soldier has served six months in an active combat zone.  On September 23, 1970, he received his Honorable Discharge from the United States Army. While serving in the military, he learned a trade in electrical construction.  After the military, he returned home to Morgan County and began a career path at Wellington Puritan.  He also worked at Georgia Pacific for several years before landing a job at Pennington Seed where he worked until he retired.

“E.B.” enjoyed fishing, spending time with family and performing a wide range of maintenance projects and other odd jobs. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Evelyn Brodus Adams, Sr. and brother, Alfonso Adams. “E.B.” leaves to cherish his memory; a loving mother, Parthenia Crawford Adams; two sons, Antonio Adams of Eatonton, and James Adams of Madison, a step-son, Kojack Hyman; four sisters, Lesia Adams, Barbara (Gerald) Mapp and Edna (Gregory) Gilbert, all of Madison, and Shiroleen (Johnny) Hurt of Loganville, two brothers, Stewart Adams and Oscar Adams, both of Madison, one uncle, Elder Oscar Crawford; five grandchildren; a very special nephew, Cameron Adams and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services were held 11:a.m. Saturday, March 4, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 1628 Godfrey Road, Eatonton, GA 31024, Dr. Velde Hardy, Pastor, Rev. W. J. Reid, officiated, and Bishop Kenneth D. Jones, eulogist. Interment followed in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.

Services entrusted to Bernard’s Family Funeral Care, LLC, The Madison Chapel, 1086 Ward Road, Madison, GA 30650, (706) 438-3210.

David Theodore Bell

David Theodore Bell, 61 of Buckhead, died March 5, 2017.  David was a longtime resident of Morgan County.  He was born January 15, 1956 to Jewel and Marie Gailey Bell.  After high school, David joined the U.S. Navy where he served aboard a nuclear submarine.  After three years in the Navy, he worked in the food service industry.  He managed restaurants here in Madison and later on at Amelia Island.  David was a member of Madison Presbyterian Church.  He was a collector of all things interesting.  He was an avid reader and loved to learn.

David Bell is survived by his mother, Marie Bell Harris and one son, Daniel Moon Bell.  He also leaves two grandchildren, Hunter and Skylar Bell.  Also surviving are two brothers, Jewel Richard Bell and Clifford Harold Bell.

The family received friends on Wednesday, March 8 from 10 a.m. till noon and from 6- 8 p.m. at A.E. Carter Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Madison Presbyterian Church.  Interment will follow at the Buckhead Cemetery. 

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