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James (Buddy) Iverson Adams
August 4, 1941 ~ November 8, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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James "Buddy" Iverson Adams, a devoted husband, father, and community leader, passed away peacefully on November 8, 2023. Known for his adventurous spirit, unwavering passion, and deep community commitment, Buddy's impact on Laurens County, Georgia, will be long remembered.
Buddy was born on August 4, 1941, to the late W.T. and Myrtle Adams in Laurens County, Georgia. His early years were marked by a love for sports, particularly football and track. A 1959 graduate of Dublin High School, his athletic prowess shone when he kicked an onside football, recovered it, and scored a touchdown, a feat still remembered by his classmates. Buddy's athleticism continued to flourish at the University of Georgia, where he was a 1963 graduate and a proud member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, excelling in track.
Passionate about both business and community service, Buddy was a man of entrepreneurial spirit. His dedication to his community was evident in his roles as a Dublin City Councilman and Laurens County Commissioner. His tireless efforts to make a difference in the lives of his community members, especially veterans, is a testament to his character. His work in ensuring veterans were acknowledged and taken care of is a legacy that will live on.
Buddy was a man of many interests, and his adventurous spirit was undeniable. From piloting his plane to fishing at his lake house with his father, he was always seeking the next adventure. His love for barefoot skiing, performing standing back flips, and traveling to Ireland with friends are fondly remembered by those who knew him. A lifelong Georgia Bulldogs fan, he never missed a game and was a regular attendee and assistant at the Great Oconee River Raft Race.
Survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Marjorie Wade Adams, and his two daughters, Wende Moulis and Dawn Kouri, Buddy's love for his family was evident in everything he did. He was a doting grandfather to Jameson, Jordan, Zach, and Madison, who will miss him dearly.
Buddy's life was marked by his love for adventure, his spirited personality, and his passionate commitment to his community. His thoughtfulness to all will be his legacy. His life is a testament to the power of service, the joy of adventure, and the love of family and community. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. James "Buddy" Iverson Adams, thank you for the memories, the laughter, and the difference you made.
Please join us in honoring a cherished family and community man who embraced every moment and left an inevitable mark on the world around him.
A celebration of Buddy’s extraordinary life will be held at First Baptist Church on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service hour on Saturday at the church.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Rogers, Pat Ballard, Zach Keller, Tony Kouri, Jack Rogers, and Terry Cobb.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to W.T. Adams Fire station, P.O. Box 2011, Dublin, GA 31040, or VA Hospital, 1826 Veterans Blvd., Attn. Keith Griffin c/o Volunteer Services, Dublin, GA 31021.