James "Chief" H. Adams, Sr.

August 21, 1938 ~ November 25, 2015 (age 77)

James H. Adams, Sr. "Chief", age 77, of Gautier passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was born Aug. 21, 1938 in Minter City, MS and was a long time resident of Gautier. Mr. Adams was a life member 43 years of Elks Lodge # 1120 in Pascagoula. He loved family, friends, life, 5 O'Clock Somewhere, hunting, fishing, a good dog, and a great story. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Moran Howell and Maudie Lucille Adams; brothers, John Henry and Ellis Moran Adams; sisters, Katherine, Irmadine, and Dorothy Jean Adams.

James is survived by his two daughters and two sons, Tammy Adams Feranda (John Barry), Vicky Adams West (Edd), James Howell "Mann" Adams, Jr. (Shanna), and Gary Wayne Adams; two brothers and one sister, Paul Adams, Sr; Sylvia Adams Penton, and Gerald Joe Adams (Kay); 7 grandchildren, Al Channell, Vicky-Lynn Hall, Christina Marie Adams, Morgan Elizabeth Adams, Lauryn Rachel Kinsey, Ashley Elizabeth Adams, Anna Grace Adams; three great-grandchildren, Victoria, Christian, and Chance Hall.

Visitation will be Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, 6:00-8:00pm, at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula. Funeral Service will be Dec. 1, 2015, 11:00am in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Hal Selby, Rev. Larry McVeay, and Rev. Eric Smith officiating. Interment will be at Pinecrest Cemetery in Gautier, MS. Memorials may be made in his memory to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Pallbearers will be Paul Adams, Jr, Larry Adams, Jerry Barlow, Newt Sharp, Shannon Adams, Sean Adams. Honorary Pallbearers will be Harold Knight, Chris Sharp, Ed Penton, Billy Seal, and Bobby Seal.


OBryantOKeefe Funeral Home
4811 Telephone Rd
Pascagoula ,  MS 39567
11/30/2015 at 6:00-8:00pm


OBryantOKeefe Funeral Home
4811 Telephone Rd.
Pascagoula ,  MS 39567
12/1/2015 at 11:00am


Pinecrest Cemetery
Gautier, MS 39553

Memorial Contributions

St. Jude Research Hospital
Memphis, TN 38018
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