?LENA (COLLINS) ADAMS
STROKE FATAL TO MRS. ADAMS
JOHNSON COUNTY WOMAN DIED IN STUMBO HOSPITAL.
Mrs. Will Adams, 54 years old, native of Johnson County, died Saturday morning in the Stumbo Hospital
at Lackey following a paralytic stroke.
She had moved from Paintsville to Martin, Ky., six years ago.
Her husband is a brother of Garrett Adams of Paintsville.
Besides her husband she is survived by four children, Will Adams, Jr., of Wayland; Mrs. Charles Nelson, Paintsville; John Wiley Adams and Marion Adams at home; five sisters: Mrs. Frank Stafford, Paintsville; Mrs. Jeff Coleman, Garrett; Mrs. G. C. Carter, Sharples, W. Va.; Mrs. Rosa Webb, Charleston, W. Va., and Lillian Hall, Pikeville; two brothers, Robert Collins, Carpenter, Ohio and Crate Collins, Glo, Ky.
Mrs. Adams was a member of the Mayo Memorial Church where funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon by Rev. W.J. Canter, Rev. H.B. Conley, and Rev. C.C. Newsome. Rev. Newsome is from Martin.
Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery.
Paintsville Herald, Paintsville, Johnson County, KentuckyThursday December 9, 1937
Mrs. Lena Collins Adams, wife of Mr. Will Adams of Martin, Ky., was stricken with a stroke of paralysis at her home early Saturday morning, December 4, and died at the Stumbo Hospital at Lackey Monday, December 6.
Mrs. Adams, the daughter of Bud and Lydia Collins, was born Sept. 10, 1883, at Paintsville.
Both parents have preceded her in death.
She was married to Will Adams January 26, 1903, by Burns Conley at Thealka, Ky., and to this union eight children were born, four of whom died in infancy.
Surviving are her husband, three children. John Wiley and Mary Joe at home, Mrs. Charles Nelson,Paintsville, and Bill Adams, Estill, Ky., one grandchild, Billie Nelson, and the following brothers and sisters: Crate Collins, Glo, Ky.; Robert Collins, Carpenter, Ohio; Mrs. Grover Carter, Sharpels, W. Va.; Mrs. C.B. Johnson and Mrs. Rosa Warkinson, Charleston, W. Va.; Mrs. Jeff Coleman, Garrett, Ky., and Mrs. Frank Stafford, Paintsville.
From her childhood she had worked in the Baptist Church, but in 1910 she changed her membership to the M.E. Church, South, at Paintsville, working faithfully in the church until she moved to Martin seven years ago. From that time until death her health had been failing and she was unable to do as much as she wished. Her friendly disposition and her ability to assist in time of distress won her many friends. Her religious sincerity was an inspiration to all those with whom she came in contact, leaving the remembrance of one who lived a short, useful life for those she loved.
Paintsville Herald, Paintsville, Johnson County, KentuckyThursday December 16, 1937