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Ferne Lucille Childs Adams, 98, Nashville, Tenn.

Ferne Lucille Childs Adams, also known as “Grandma BlackHawk”, passed away Feb. 12, 2013, at the Age 98½  in Nashville, Tenn.

She was born July 21, 1914 in an old log cabin in Brown County. 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, Ariz. in 1947, where they lived for over 50 years. In Feb. 1996, Ferne moved to Nolensville, Tenn., where she lived with her daughter, Dorothy and husband, Hoy D. Allen, Sr.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Wayne Adams; brothers, Allen (Neva), Clarence “Bud” (Ruby), and Wayne Childs; and sister, Ruby Voland (Howard); son-in-law, Hoy D. Allen, Sr.; grandsons, Van Wesley Stephenson I, and Karl Lee Allen; great-grandson, Jack Wesley Dodson; nephews, Ken Adams and his son, Jon Adams, and Elmer Hembree; brothers-in-law, Marion (Wilma), Noble (Mary), and Howard (Maude) Adams; 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 becoming known as “Grandma BlackHawk”. Ferne worked in Tucson at Pima County Hospital. She retired from Tucson Medical Center as a dietitian 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.

She is survived by two children, Margaret “Peggy” Hise (Al) and Dorothy “Dot” Allen; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. at Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 750 Old State Road 46 West. In lieu of flowers, make a donation to The Van Stephenson Memorial Cancer Research Fund, send c/o BlackHawk, P.O. Box 121804, Nashville, TN 37212. Arrangements are entrusted to Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory  Chapel.

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  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 23
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 27
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 27
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 28
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 29
    Jackson Township Board
    7 p.m. Jackson Township Board, Trustee's Office, 5765 Carmel Ridge Road
  • December 30
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 31
    Live band at the Playhouse
    8 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 2
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • January 7
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • January 8
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • January 10
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • January 14
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.