Ada Adams

Ada Mae “Asie” Adams, 68, of Gap Mills, WV, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at The Peyton Hospice house in Fairlea, WV, after suffering a long, courageous battle with heart disease and diabetes.

She was born January 3, 1947, at Pickaway, WV, the oldest daughter of the late Trulyeon and Grace Bland Adams.

Asie was retired from B.F. Goodrich in Union, WV, where she worked 32 years as a de-icer kit builder.

Asie was a very special lady, a friend to all who knew and worked with her. She always had a wonderful smile and a quick joke to make all who knew her smile and feel good. Asie will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known her and be touched by her life.

Although she never traveled, her friends and loved ones brought her items from all over the world, which she kept in her own personal museum. She was also an avid WVU and James Monroe Maverick fan. She loved and cared for her two Boston terriers, Maymee and Maycee.

Asie would give her last penny to see that no one went hungry or went without. She has left a void that she and she alone could fill with her warm and loving heart.

Besides her parents, Ada was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Bob Pettry.

Survivors include her sisters, Connie Pettry of Beckley, WV, and Freda Hylton of Gap Mills; nieces and nephews, Kim Gilkeson of Fairlea, Bobby Pettry of Princeton, WV, and Sherri Crookshanks of Lewisburg, WV; grandnieces and grandnephews, Micah, Meshach, Melish, and Malaysia Gilkeson and Myia; and great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews, Kailaini, Rylan, and Haiden. In addition to her immediate family, she is survived by a host of cousins, classmates, coworkers, and many friends.

Services will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the Salem Presbyterian Church at Organ Cave, WV, with Pastor Don Trent officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery.

Family will receive friends on Friday, May 8, from 6-8 PM at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte, WV.

The family would like to extend their appreciation for the loving care given them by Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, The Brier Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, and The Peyton Hospice House in Fairlea.

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Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary originally published in the May 8, 2015 edition of the West Virginia Daily News.


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