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Luther Roy Adams

Services for Luther Roy Adams, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Thursday, June 14, at First Baptist Church in Brookhaven. A privateburial will be held. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Adams, 88, died June 12, 2007, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born on Feb. 12, 1919, to Oscar Easterling Adams andFaye Hardy Hoskins Adams.

Retired from the military, he served in the United States Navyin the Atlantic, Pacific and South China theaters from June 1941until November 1945. He served with the U.S. Army in Korea fromDecember 1951 until October 1953. He was a veteran of Foreign Wars,National Guard Association and a member of the Masonic Lodge No.241. He was a member of the Army National Guard from 1954 until1979, when he retired. He attended Whitworth College. He had been adevoted member of First Baptist Church since 1949. His interestslater in life included being an avid gardener, and a devotedsupporter of the Military Memorial Museum in Brookhaven. He was adelightful friend to many people.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his six brothers andtwo sisters.

Survivors are his wife, Carrie Ola Britt Adams, of Brookhaven;his daughter, Laila Adams Eckels, of Memphis, Tenn.; hisgranddaughter, Amanda Adams Eckels Goetze, of Memphis; and hisgreat-grandson, Albert Harrison Goetze, of Memphis.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to themusic program at First Baptist Church, or to the Military MemorialMuseum of Brookhaven, P.O. Box 25, Brookhaven, MS 39602.