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James Adamson

November 1, 1938 — September 24, 2014

The melody he composed, entwining the sharps and flats of life, lives on in special heart chambers for us to lovingly remember. Strumming his final chords, he has now come full circle.
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James Earl Adamson, age 75, strummed his final chords peacefully at his home in Winter Garden, FL on September 24, 2014, under the loving, compassionate care of his family and VITAS Hospice Intensive Comfort Care.

The son of Curtis A. and Elma Exton Adamson, Earl began composing his lifes song on November 1, 1938, in Coffee County, Alabama. In 1952, the family moved to Winter Garden where he continued adding to the melodies of his song.

Remaining to keep his song alive are his loving wife, Ruth Ann, sister, Alice Lanterman,
nieces Rebecca Lanterman Gaudious Dominic and Marie Alexander, nephews Jimmy Debbie, Keith Mary, and Lee Rhonda Adamson, and Joshua Amy Lanterman and his motherinlaw, Ruthie Wingate. His melody is also carried on by eight great nieces, three great nephews,
three great, great nieces, five great, great nephews, and many cousins, extended family and friends. He is predeceased by his parents, his brother Charles, his brotherinlaw Larry Lanterman, and his great niece Dana Adamson Boyd.

Earls thirty two year career in telecommunications began with Florida Telephone Corporation in April, 1965, and he retired from Sprint in February, 1997. His favorite past times were fishing and travelling. He especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends in the Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina. He enjoyed playing his guitar and liked all genres of music with a special ear and tap of the toe to bluegrass, quartet, and Sacred Harp music.

His funeral service was held at the Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Elba, Alabama, on
September 27, 2014, and he was laid to rest in the Shady Grove Cemetery. A memorial service
was held on September 29, 2014, at the West Orange Church of Christ in Winter Garden, Florida.

Remembrance gifts may be made to the Mt. Dora Christian Home and Bible School, 301 W. 13th Ave., Mt. Dora, FL 32757 or VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, 2201 Lucien Way, Suite 100, Maitland, FL 32751.

His family extends a heartfelt thank you to his VITAS Hospice Intensive Comfort Care team for their help and support.


Funeral Service

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church
Highway 87
Elba, AL  36323
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Memorial Service

West Orange Church of Christ
1450 Daniels Road
Winter Garden, FL  34787
Monday, September 29, 2014

Memorial Contributions

301 W. 13th Ave
Mt Dora, FL  32757

2201 Lucien Way Suite 100
Maitland, FL  32751
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