Betty Ann White Adams

Funeral services for Betty Ann White Adams, 79, of Greenville will be at 11:00 a.m, Saturday, September 3 at First Presbyterian Church, Greenville. She passed away Wednesday, August 31 at home. Burial will be in the Greenville Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. 

Mrs. Adams was born in Greenville, MS and was a lifelong resident. She attended Greenville High School and Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans where she earned a bachelors degree in Spanish. She was a member of Chi Omega Sorority serving as Vice President and was elected as Vice President of the Student Body. In the course of her college career she earned many honors including Mortar Board, Alpha Sigma Sigma, Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, Phi Sigma Iota, and Honor Board. 

She married Nate in May 1960 and began a long happy life together raising two children and serving her community. She was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church serving as president of Women of the Church, who later awarded her a lifetime membership in recognition of her service in numerous capacities. 

Mrs. Adams was active in Little Greenville Garden Club, Junior Greenville Garden Club, serving as both President and Vice President, and later a member of the Greenville Garden Club. She was also a member and officer of the Greenville Junior Auxiliary and a board member of the Greenville Symphony. She was nominated to the Outstanding Young Women of America. Mrs. Adams was a founding board member of Washington School, serving in many roles during her children’s time at the school. Mrs. Adams also took great pride in her many years of work at Farnsworth’s guiding young brides with selections for their future homes. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Earl Thomas White and Clara Bailey White. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Judge Nathan P. Adams, Jr., her son, Nathan P. Adams III (Wendi) of New Orleans, LA, her daughter, Lynn Bailey Adams Apple (John) of Memphis, TN, her sister, Mary Lynn White Breeze of Memphis, TN. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Claire Adams, Michael Apple, Patrick Adams, Bailey Apple and Jack Apple. 

Mr. Adams and the family wish to thank the Greenville Hospice team, especially Sara Jones, and loyal sitters, Ruth Preston, JoAnn Boston, and Gwen Williams for their loving and valuable service to Betty Ann. 

There will be a visitation one hour prior to services at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church or to Greenville Hospice.