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Emmitt S. Adams

October 30, 1928 — May 31, 2017

Emmitt S. Adams, 88, of Benton, TN passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at a local healthcare facility.   He was known for his love of music and the song “When You and I Were Young Maggie”.  Emmitt was proud of his service to his country and was in the Korean Conflict.    

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Adams; parents, Robert and Mary Adams; brothers, Charley, Donald, Lee and Walter Adams; sisters, Cecil Jones and Nellie Ammons; 2 infant sisters and 1 infant brother.     

He is survived by his children, Samuel Lee (Shauna) Adams, Michael Jay Adams, Martin Anthony (Pamela) Adams; grandchildren, Wesley (Shawna) Adams, Kyle Adams, Sherina Adams, Marty Jay (Alicia) Adams, Maya (Josh) Bullard, Aaliah Adams, Nickolas Adams, Manny Adams, Carin Davis; great grandchildren, Destany Adams, Liam Elbers, Peyton Campbell, Tyler Adams, Hailey Adams, Will Adams, Callie Adams, Ava Lepetina, Darrin Dillingham, Kylie Bullard, Kaylin Bullard, Kindle Bullard.  Several nieces and nephews also survive. 

Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 2, 2017 at Higgins Funeral Home in Benton, TN with the Reverend Johnny Wilcox officiating.  Interment will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017 in Greasy Creek Cemetery, Reliance, TN.  

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 2, 2017 at the funeral home prior to the service.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Adams family guestbook at www.higginsfuneral.com.

Higgins Funeral Home of Benton, TN is in charge of the arrangements.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, June 2, 2017

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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Funeral Service

Friday, June 2, 2017

Starts at 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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Interment

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Greasy Creek Cemetery

, Reliance, TN 37369

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