October 13, 1931 – May 17, 2010
SIMPSONVILLE, SC - Betty Gilstrap Adams, age 78, of Simpsonville, wife of the late Rev. Billy Joe Adams, died Monday, May 17, 2010 at the Rainey Hospice House.
Born in Pickens, SC, Mrs. Adams was a daughter of the late Homer Gilstrap and Mertie Hudson Gilstrap. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse and was a ministers’ wife for over forty years, pastoring churches in North Carolina and South Carolina. She was a member of Praise Cathedral Church of God in Greer, SC.
Survivors include her son, Stan Adams and his wife, Delores of Starr, SC; daughter, Sue Gable and her fiancé, Lawrence Ashley of Abbeville, SC; brother, Gerald Gilstrap and his wife, Judy of Anderson, SC; sister, Linda Ellis and her husband, John of Pickens, SC; four grandchildren, Robbie Adams, Chuck Adams, Crystal Johns and Shane Gable and seven great-grandchildren.
The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home officiated by the Reverends Jerry Madden and Bill Waters. Serving as pallbearers will be Charles Reid, John Ellis, Gerald Gilstrap and Greg Benton. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Pickens, SC.
The family will be at the home of her son, Stan Adams, 319 Thompson Street, Starr, SC and will receive friends at funeral home on Thursday from 12:30 pm until 1:30 pm.
It is suggested that memorials be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.
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THE MC DOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the arrangements.