Ann Blanks Adams, 91, of 2393 Java Road, Java, Virginia, went home to join her beloved departed family and friends on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
Ann was born in Hurt, Virginia, on May 1, 1928, the youngest of six surviving siblings. She was the daughter of the late John Blanks and Autie Dillard Blanks.
She was predeceased by siblings, Elva Clark (brother-in-law, Fred Clark), Irving Blanks (sister-in-law, Helen Blanks), Otha Blanks (sister-in-law, Evelyn Blanks), Mazie Hall (brother-in-law, Asa Hall), and A.V. Blanks.
Ann was married for 64 years to Glen Adams until his death in 2010. Together, they owned and operated a country store and car wash in Java as well as farmed. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her youngest daughter, Donna Ann Adams, in 2015.
Ann is survived by her daughter, Tammy Adams Daniels; and grandson, Brian Glen Daniels, both of the home. In addition, she is survived by one sister-in-law, Ora Irby Blanks; and by a large number of nieces and nephews.
Ann had a generous and loving spirit and she enjoyed giving cookies to the little children who shopped in her store. Since making her home in Java, she was a faithful supporter of Providence United Methodist Church where she spent many hours planting and caring for the gardens there. Whenever possible she could be found working on the flower beds in her own yard.
Graveside services were held on Friday, November 29, 2019, with Pastor Kyle Uselton officiating at 11 a.m. at the Hillcrest Burial Park in Chatham.
A short memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Providence United Methodist Church.