Allen Rufus Adams

Age 79 of Holt, passed away September 22, 2021, in Lansing. He was born December 8, 1941, in Martin, TN to the late Phillip O. and Mary F. (Jolley) Adams.

Allen was an over the road truck driver for over forty years, loved his old cars and was the best family man you could ask for.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years Ruth N. Adams, children: Betty Hall, Phil Adams, Crystal (Marc) Cogswell, and Allen Adams; grandchildren: Amanda, Lindsey, Joshua, Tony James, Brittany, Robert, Brandon, Austin, Denise, Corinne, Allen Jr., and Sandra; 14 great grandchildren; siblings: Tom (Kay) Adams, and Kathy Lipp; as well as many nieces nephews and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister Phyllis J. Adams.

The funeral for Allen will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 27, 2021, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, interment will follow in Maple Ridge Cemetery, Holt. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

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September 23, 2021 at 8:14 am

I love you so much pa and I don’t know what I’m gonna do without you. I will miss you for the rest of my days until I can see you again. I love you.

Joyce Jolley Hunt
September 24, 2021 at 8:21 pm

Alan has always been one of my favorite cousins. We didn’t get to see each other as often as would have liked because of distance and health. I always enjoyed our telephone visits! He was such a cheerful, happy man. Wish I could have seen him one more time!

Love and hugs to his family,

Joyce Hunt

Myrna JANE Jolley Hargett
September 25, 2021 at 9:07 am

For years, my very dear first cousin, Alan, called each of us Jolley Siblings to wish us a Merry Christmas!! I loved Alan’s very distinctive, very sincere “Hello, sweetheart!” greeting when he called almost every Christmas. That’s how he identified himself when he called me, & probably Joyce and Josephine “Sweetheart!” That’s just ONE of my very many fond memories of my cousin. Other memories included our play time in the sawdust pile near the family tobacco firing barn. We used tobacco sticks to make “cabins! We also played “cars”…and TRUCKS underneath a big old maple tree in our back yard. AND, we played cowGIRLS/cowBOYS in the woodslot. We used tobacco sticks as horses!! I could write a lot more but will close by saying to you, Ruth, and all of ya’ll’s family, I am so sorry for your loss, and I miss him already!! May God send His Comforting mercies to all of you, and He has, He is, & He will continue to do that!! ,

Pam (Wall) Gradney
September 25, 2021 at 12:17 pm

Al was the pillar of the Adam’s family.I loved that he loved his family, his wonderful old cars and his dogs. He was always a gentleman and kind to us as neighbors. Both of our family’s Southern roots seemed to lend to a wonderful extended family like connection. My deepest sympathies go to Al’s family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Joan Fulger
September 27, 2021 at 11:10 am

Dear Tom and family, So sorry to hear the loss of your brother Tom. Been there. Heidi told me Kaye was in and told her about it. Just wanted you to know our thoughts and prayers were with you today and in the future. Joan and Heidi


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