Dorothy Adams


Dorothy Lee (Rice) Adams, 83, of Willis, was born on May 13, 1934, in Cross, to Loid and Alberta "Berta" (Clary) Rice. She was a homemaker and a Baptist by faith. Dorothy had lived in Willis for the last 20 years of her life, having moved there from Terrell. She enjoyed going to the casinos and playing the games there. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Floy and Weldon Rice; sister, Bonnie Denman; two sons, Gary Stephens and Bill Chaffee; granddaughter, Christa Garza and great grandson, Adam Martin. She passed away in Willis on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.

Surviving family members include husband William Adams of Willis; two daughters, Margaret Conwell and Carren Thomson, both of Willis; two grandchildren, Susan Johnson and Michael Ivey; six great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Dorothy Adams will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville. Whitt Mire will officiate the service, and burial will follow in Cross Cemetery in Grimes County.

Madisonville Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Please visit Mrs. Adams' online memorial webpage at to leave condolences for the family.