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In Memory of

Tommye Earle Adams

December 15, 1924 - April 2, 2015

Obituary


Tommye Earle Adams, a life-long resident of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Thursday, to receive her reward from the Lord whom she loved and served her whole life. She was born to Earl and Sybil Beach on December 15, 1924 and was ninety years of age and the time of her death.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glyndon Adams of Martinsville, Texas, with whom she shared over seventy years of marriage, rearing two children, Jim L. Adams and Tommye Glyn Adams-Scarborough. She joins Glyndon...

Tommye Earle Adams, a life-long resident of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Thursday, to receive her reward from the Lord whom she loved and served her whole life. She was born to Earl and Sybil Beach on December 15, 1924 and was ninety years of age and the time of her death.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glyndon Adams of Martinsville, Texas, with whom she shared over seventy years of marriage, rearing two children, Jim L. Adams and Tommye Glyn Adams-Scarborough. She joins Glyndon and her grand-daughter, Kathryn Anne Scarborough, in Heaven.
Tommye Earl graduated from Nacogdoches High School and went on to earn her Bachelor and Master Degrees from Stephen F. Austin University, in Elementary Education. That led to a career in teaching Forth Graders, first in Cushing, Texas, followed by many years at Nettie Marshall Elementary, where her graceful manner and excellent skills benefited many students who in later years expressed their appreciation for her contribution to their young lives.
After retiring from teaching, she became an assistant to the Pastor at the First Christian Church in Nacogdoches, where she not only served the church family as a secretary but also played the organ for many years as a church accompanist. Later in her life, she volunteered at the Nacogdoches Treatment Center, where she played the piano twice a week for the patients for many years.

Among Tommye Earl's favorite memories were her annual trips with Ven Brice, her best friend and the wife of Don Brice, who pastored the First Christian Church for many years. They traveled to Europe on three occasions and floated the mighty Mississippi River on a riverboat among their many annual trips. When you add Tommye Earl's untiring love and commitment to her children and her grandchildren, plus her commitment to serving others as her service to her Lord, the sum total is a life well lived.

She will best be remembered for her love of her Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. She was a life-long student of the Bible, and daily set aside time to pray for her family, friends and ministries around the world and meditate on her favorite verse, which shaped her life:
"Be still and know that I am God." (Psalm 46:10)

She was generous beyond measure with her time, talents and treasure, supporting numerous ministries with her prayers and financial gifts.
She was a kind and compassionate wife, Mother and friend and will be missed sorely by her children, grandchildren and friends, who will always remember her smile and encouraging words. The Scripture reminds us in Proverbs 31:10 and following that a virtuous woman is a treasure that is worth more than diamonds or rubies. Tommye Earl Adams was such a woman.

The Scripture also says that her children will rise up and call her "Blessed." Her Grandson, Richard, of Pearland, Texas, upon hearing of her impending departure, said of her, "I never heard Mema speak a harsh word about another person." As her family gathered, all agreed.

Due to failing health, she lived her last five years at the Arbor Assisted Living facility, where she made many new friends and played the piano regularly up until two weeks before her promotion to Heaven. Her family is indebted to Mary Jo Lees, the Executive Director, and the entire staff, for their dedicated devotion and caring for Tommye Earl, especially during the weeks leading up to her departure.

A special word of thanks is due to Angel Care Hospice and particularly, Sally Jones, for their above and beyond kindness and service to Tommye Earl during her final days and hours on this side.

Hers was a life that will live on in all her knew her. She will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Nacogdoches was fortunate to have such a citizen.
Tommye Earl Beach is survived by her son, James Lester Adams and his wife, Sheila, of Martinsville; Texas, her daughter, Tommye Glyn and husband, Rick Scarborough, of Nacogdoches, Texas; her granddaughter, Misty and husband, Daniel Allmond of San Antonio, Texas, and their children, Micah and Lexi; and her grandson, Richard Scarborough and his wife, Anny, of Pearland Texas, and their two children, Rich and Kaylee Anne.

Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life at Cason Monk Funeral Home on North Street in Nacogdoches, at 3:00 PM Saturday, April 4rd. Viewing for family and friends will be at 2:00 PM, preceding the celebration service. Interment will follow at Martinsville Cemetery in Martinsville, Texas.