Edwin Gaillard Adams, Jr

Born: Wed., Sep. 13, 1944
Died: Tue., Nov. 4, 2008

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Edwin Gaillard “Gilly” Adams, Jr., age 64, of Greensboro, GA, died Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at Greene Point Health Care in Union Point. A lifelong resident of Greene County, he was born on September 13, 1944, the son of the late Edwin Gaillard Adams, Sr. and Elisabeth Hobbs Adams. He graduated from Greensboro High School in 1964 and helped his family with their poultry farm. Until he had health problems Gilly lived in Greensboro, but had been a resident of Greene Point Health Care in Union Point since 2003. Gilly loved to crochet, collect antique clocks, talk to his friends by telephone and visit local businesses. He enjoyed a happy and full life and was a friend to everybody. Gilly was a member of the First Baptist Church of Greensboro, where he enjoyed sounding the buzzer for Sunday School to end. He is survived by a sister, Pet Williams and husband Wayne of Crawfordville, GA; a brother, William E. “Bill” Adams of Greensboro, GA; nieces and nephews, Lanis Adams, Mary Adams, Elisabeth Reddick and husband Daniel and Ginny Hudson; great nephew, Mason Reddick and great niece, Abby Reddick; and a number of other relatives and friends. Graveside Services will be held on Friday, November 7, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. at the Greensboro City Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Usry and Rev. Martha Mercure officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday night at the funeral home. Any memorial gifts may be made to the First Baptist Church, 203 S. Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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carlene noggle
   Posted Wed November 05, 2008
Dear Pet and Bill, I am so sorry for your loss. Gilly was such a sweet person. I use to enjoy sitting and talking with him at Holcomb's when he came up there to see us. May God be with and comfort you. Carlene, Amanda and Dan Noggle

Lynn Lunceford
   Posted Wed November 05, 2008
Pet, my special pal, Love you and thinking of you always. Lynn

Mary Louise Dreyer Mcray
   Posted Thu November 06, 2008
My heart was saddened to hear about Gilly. He was so precious and loved everyone and showed it so well. He has a lot to "catch-up" on in Heaven, seeing everyone and reuniting with loved ones. I know my daddy, Claude Dreyer, will be glad to see him. Our family thought a lot of Gilly and how strong he was with the difficulties he had. My prayers and thoughts are going out to each of you. I shall miss him.

   Posted Thu November 06, 2008

Louise Bentley
   Posted Thu November 06, 2008
I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bil Crawford
   Posted Thu November 06, 2008
Pet and Bill, I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of our 'GILLY'. Gilly loved for friends to stop by and carry him to ride on Sunday afternoons. We enjoyed it as much as Gilly. When I would be down that way he was so excited to see me and always knew who I was. I loved to listen to him tell about happenings from 40-50 years ago. I'll always remember our GHS graduation in 1964. My sympathies and condolencies.

Jimmy Channell
   Posted Thu November 06, 2008
My thought and prayers are with you at this time.

LaVerne Ogletree
   Posted Thu November 06, 2008
Gilly was a role model to all of us. He was Special in so many ways. I loved Gilly. My heart goes out to each of you during this time of sadness. God Bless, LaVerne

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Thu November 06, 2008
I am so sorry to hear about Gilly. He was such a sweet person and always had a smile on his face when I saw him. Your family will be in my prayers. Sincerely, Wanda McCannon

Janice Campbell and Elaine C. Carpenter
   Posted Thu November 06, 2008
Bill& Pet,Elaine and I are so sorry for your loss of Gilly.Gilly was a friend to everyone and he will surely be missed but fondly remembered.I remember Gilly coming to my mother's beauty salon(The Elite Beauty Salon)and mother would buy Gilly a bottled coca cola and he would visit with all of the women and have a great time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sincerely, Janice,Elaine&Mattie

Tammy Underwood
   Posted Thu November 06, 2008
Gilly was so special to so many. He touched my life by coming to the court house and spending time. He usually was looking for a snack and he knew where I kept them. I have missed him while he has been in Greene Point, but I will always have a special memory of him. God Bless all the family at this sad time. With Sympathy, Tammy Underwood

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Thu November 06, 2008
Pet,Wayne,Bill and Family, Gilly was SPECIAL to each of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and the days to come.

Herb & Jan Thurmond
   Posted Thu November 06, 2008
Just learned of Gilley's death and we are so sorry. What a special person he was and we know God will have a special place for him with lots of busy work for him to do. Our prayers are you.

Kent & Melinda Walker
   Posted Fri November 07, 2008
We were saddened to hear of Gilly's passing. He was special and a delight to so many people. We're thinking of all of you.

Gail & Gene Lindsey
   Posted Fri November 07, 2008
Dear Bill and Pet, We were so sorry to learn of Gilly's passing. I saw him on Sunday when I gave him a lap blanket from the Loving Lappers of First Baptist Union Point. He asked my name and I told him and he remembered me. He was always faithful to call my Aunt Myrt and my mother Lois to check on them when they were home alone. Heaven has a special person today. Gail

Dale Temple
   Posted Fri November 07, 2008
Gilly will be missed by everyone. He always had always had a smile and kind words for everyone he meet. His "special innocence", will be missed by all, may God be close with the family through this trying time.

ann boyd
   Posted Fri November 07, 2008
I am so sorry to hear about Gilly. I remember all the times he used to visit Mark at Greensboro Jewelers and walking all over town with his shopping cart. He will be greatly missed.

Terry J Parker
   Posted Fri November 07, 2008
Iam very sorry for your loss. I went to school with Gilly back in the early sixty's. I used to walk Gilly to class. I moved away in 1963 and have missed seeing him ever since. He was an inspiration in my life. I regret not trying to contact him after moving away. He will be dearly missed.

Reid Callaway
   Posted Sat November 08, 2008
What a neat guy and friend Gilly was. Made friends with everybody who ever met him. The Callaway Family send our deep felt sympathy and love to the family. Praise God he is with the Lord he loved now, strong and whole. We are giving Bibles in Memory/Honor of Gilly from The Gideons. In His Grip, Reid

Vivian Stewart Ledford
   Posted Sun November 09, 2008
It was a privilege to go to school and graduate with Gilly. He was a special member of our class. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

Jady Long (Lindsey)
   Posted Tue November 11, 2008
Lord has taken himself a very deserving angel. I am what many of you would refer to as a youngster, however I remember Gilly beaming with pride as he walked around town and can still see him standing at my grandma's (Margaret Lindsey) back porch as she walked her dog (Bussey) around the yard. She couldn't get out that mush and he would come and talk to her about who all he had seen and about what was going on in town because he knew she wasn't able to get to town. He kept her informed and he would pass on her hello's to others that he would go and visit. He would get his fill of talk and off he would go. I will cherish those memories for years to come and hope you keep your prized memories of him close to your heart.

Bess Cason
   Posted Tue November 11, 2008
Thank-you for sharing Gilley with me.He meant alot to me and I miss him dearly.