September 16, 2021

Mr. Watson Adams

Mr. Watson Adams, age 91, of Franklin passed away February 4, 2021.

Mr. Adams was born July 3, 1929 in Heard County to the late Bill Watson Adams and Camilla Eady Adams. He was a member of New Springs Church.

His first full time job was working for Callaway Mills, where he was employed for 12 years. He then went to work for Bonnell as a dye repairman. He retired from there after 36 years of dedicated service.

He loved to have a garden every year. In his later years his family would make sure his yard was tilled and planted so he could enjoy working the ground during the spring and summer.

One of his favorite daily rituals was a trip to Hardees for a biscuit and coffee. He liked to sit in his truck and eat breakfast while the cows crossed the road between pastures.

He loved to watch sports on TV. His favorite team was the Atlanta Braves, and he tuned in for every pitch, hit and run from his hometown team.

He was known in the Simpson Community as a good neighbor who would do anything to help anyone in their time of need.

Survivors include one son, Rickey Adams (Cathy) of Franklin; three grandchildren, Jeffrey Adams, Jennifer Harris, and Jessica Harris; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Betty North and Lucille Scott; one brother, Johnny Adams (Jane); and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Sara Adams, a daughter, Jill Harris, two sisters, and three brothers.

Funeral services were held Saturday February 6, 2021 at New Springs Church with Rev. Rodney Roquemore officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Those serving as pall bearers were Robbie Bussey, Tilman Levens, Theron Levens, Doyle Scott, Tim North, and Michael North. Honorary pall bearers were Wendell Craven, Mike Thompson, and Thomas Levens.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at

Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, GA in charge of arrangements.


  1. A good friend, always very pleasant gone to soon, I spent many hours sitting on his front porch chatting about the people from Heard County. He had a sound mind until the end of his life. RIP old friend!

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