Ruby Adams

LAMAR — Ruby Stokes Adams, 87, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. A graveside service was held Friday, Dec. 18. Those attending were asked to wear a mask and observe social distancing guidelines. Born in Darlington County on Dec. 12, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Leon and Hattie Reddick Stokes. In her younger years, Mrs. Adams worked at Sherman Manufacturing of Darlington. Later she was employed by and retired from Walmart of Hartsville, where she was very well known and loved throughout the community by both customers and co-workers. She enjoyed bird watching, especially redbirds. She was a member of Philadelphia Southern Methodist Church. Surviving are her children: Dianne Dorman of Lamar, Judy Gaskins of Florence, Carol (Bobby) Richardson of Lamar, Michelle (Marion) Lewis of Lamar; grandchildren: Herbie (Ronda) Dorman, Jennifer (Jay) Odom, Lance (Jessica) Gaskins, Gabrielle (Will) Hall, Kris (Robin) Richardson, Craig Richardson, Ethan Lewis, 11 great-grandchildren, a sister Dot (Happy) Malphus. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Tommy Adams, daughter, Faye Privette, brothers, Henry, Paul and Wade Stokes, sisters, Eva Mae Perkins, Mary Langston and Betty Jordan. Memorials may be made to Philadelphia Southern Methodist Church, 1665 Philadelphia St., Darlington SC 29532. A guestbook is available online at

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