Ferne Lucille Childs Adams
Also known as "Grandma BlackHawk" passed away February 12, 2013 at the age 98½ in Nashville, TN. She was born July 21, 1914 in an old log cabin in Brown County, Indiana. Her parents were Sarah Iva Settles and Robert Walter Childs. In April, 1934, she was married to Thomas Wayne Adams. They resided in Indiana and moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1947, where they lived for over 50 years. In February 1996, Ferne moved to Nolensville, TN where she lived with her daughter, Dorothy and son-in-law, Hoy D. Allen, Sr. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wayne Adams; brothers, Allen (Neva), Clarence "Bud" (Ruby) and Wayne Childs and sister, Ruby Voland (Howard). Others deceased are son-in-law, Hoy D. Allen, Sr.; grandsons, Van Wesley Stephenson, I, and Karl Lee Allen; great-grandson, Jack Wesley Dodson; nephew, Ken Adams, and his son, Jon Adams, nephew, Elmer Hembree; brothers-in-law, Marion Adams (Wilma), Noble Adams (Mary), Howard Adams (Maude); sister-in-law, Pauline Houser (Robert Grey and Paul Houser). She was a great fan of the singing group BlackHawk of which Van Stephenson was a member. She did much promotion for them, thus became known as "Grandma BlackHawk". Ferne worked in Tucson at Pima County Hospital. She retired from Tucson Medical Center as a dietician in 1976. She then worked part-time at St. Joseph's Hospital for awhile. Her life revolved around her family and her hobbies of crocheting, knitting, quilting, crafts and traveling. Survivors include two daughters, Margaret "Peggy" Hise (Al) and Dorothy "Dot" Allen; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on March 16, 2013 in Nashville, TN. In lieu of flowers, please make your check to the Van Stephenson Memorial Cancer Research Fund, send % BlackHawk, P.O. Box 121804, Nashville, TN 37212. WOODBINE FUNERAL HOME, HICKORY CHAPEL Directors 615-331-1952 Still Family Owned.