On Friday, July 24, 2020, James Gilbert Adams, 86, passed away peacefully at his home in Red Hill, Georgia. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He was known as Gib and Mr. Adams, but his grandchildren called him JG.
Gib served as an Air Force mechanic from January 23
, 1953 until March 6
, 1956. After attending school at Reinhardt College and the University of Georgia, he graduated with a B.S. in Education. He retired from the Franklin County Board of Education after teaching for 36 years in Forsyth, Cherokee, and Franklin Counties. He coached middle school sports and Little League baseball for a number of years.
He was an avid fox and rabbit hunter, loved working in his garden, and loved listening to the old country classics. He was a member of Allens Methodist Church and attended Compassion Baptist Church. He taught Sunday school for a number of years and served as a Sunday school superintendent.
Born January 11th, 1934, he was the son of the late Charles Andrew and Jewell Herndon Adams. As the last member of his immediate family, he was the brother of the late Charles Quincy Adams, Sarah Lee Adams Davis, John Hershel Adams, and Louise Adams Sewell. He was also preceeded in death by a very special friend Don Caudell.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years Brenda Stowe Adams, his son Mark Adams, his daughter and son-in-law Andrea Adams and Michael LaCount, and two grandchildren Michaela Elaine LaCount and McKenzie Georgia LaCount; all of Red Hill, Georgia. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Flowers are optional. Those desiring may make memorial donations to the Allens United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund or to Compassion Baptist Church.
Services will be Monday afternoon at 2pm at the B D Ginn Memorial Chapel with Rev. Leon Carson. Interment will be at Allens United Methodist Church with Rev. Robby Hill.
the family will receive friends from 2 until 7pm Sunday afternoon at the Ginn Funeral Home. During the visitation and service we respectively ask that friends please observe guidelines established during this time.