George Bennie Adams

George Bennie Adams

George Bennie Adams, 64, of Monticello, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2016 at his home in the presence of his loving family and friends.

He was born on December 6, 1951 in Dermott to the late Kathryne Ellis Adams.

Mr. Adams was the retired owner and operator of Ben’s Body Shop and a member of Enon Baptist Church where he served as deacon, Sunday school director, teacher, youth director and served the bus ministry for over 30 years. He was also a former president and vice president of Gideons International. He always loved planning and decorating the church for special events throughout the year. He touched many lives through his ministry and the example he set was his personal testimony.

Mr. Adams was a loving husband for 46 years to his wife Carolyn, a loving father and grandfather, and friend to many. His favorite hobby was model railroading where he had a mass collection of model trains.

In addition to his mother, he was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Tommie and Irene Ellis and a son-in-law, Bob Boedighiemer.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Halley Adams of Monticello; two daughters, Amy Boedighiemer of Sheridan; Jayme Lawson and husband Chris of Monticello; a son, Benjamin Adams of Louisville, Kentucky; a sister, Penny Jordan of Wilmar; a granddaughter, Rebecca Lawson of Monticello; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, other relative and friends.

Funeral service will be held on November 18 at 10 a.m. at Enon Baptist Church. Visitation will be from November 17 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello.