Obituary of Rev. Donald (Don) Andrew Adams, 1993:
The Rev Donald (Don) Andrew Adams, 32, and his son, Joel Andrew Adams, 8, died Wednesday afternoon as the result of injuries sustained in an accident while bicycling near their home in Andersonville. The Rev. Adams had been pastor of the Andersonville First Baptist Church since Jan 3, 1988. He came to Andersonville from Chalmette, La., where he was pastor of the Chalmette First Baptist Church for five years.
He was a graduate of Mercer University and earned a masters of divinity in 1985 from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He had also worked as a summer missionary and was chairman of the Associational Youth Committee. Mr Adams also was active with the Clinton Baptist Association and local ministerial association.
He was beloved by the community, friends said. Mr Adams had coached basketball at Norris Middle School and Little League soccer.
A sister, Marilyn Adams, died Oct 8, 1989.
Joel was a third grade student at the Fairview Elementary School.
Survivors include and wife and mother, Suzanne Sandolo Adams, daughter and sister, Lyndsey Adams; son and brother,Jonathan Adams; parents and grandparents, Charles and Helen Adams of Atlanta, Ga.; Joseph and Sylvia Sandolo of Daytona Beach Shores, Fla.; brother and uncle, Gary Adams of Atlanta; and brother-in-law and uncle, Michael Sandolo of Boise, Idaho.
Services were held Friday night at the Andersonville First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Pinkerton and the Rev. James K. Pierce officiating. Burial was Saturday afternoon at the Westview Cemetery in Atlanta with the Rev. Joseph McDaniel officiating. Pallbearers were Steve Barnes, Mike Mellon, Warren Dalton, Courtney Miller, Conley Stooksbury, Bob Profitt, Gary Adams, Mike Sandolo, Joey Herrell, Jim Ed Wallace and Tom Barton. Honorary pallbearers included Deacons of Andersonville First Baptist Church, fellow pastors and ministers, classmates and church friends.
Memorials may be made to the Foreign Mission Board, P O Box 6667, Richmond, Va. 23230.
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Clinton Courier News, 17/18 Oct 1993
[Courtesy of Brenda Foster]