March 31, 2021, 77, Seven Springs –
Hayward Lee Adams, 77, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at his home in Yulee, Florida.
He was a native of the Seven Springs area of Wayne County, N.C. and was the son of the late Albert Jackson Adams and Ruth Shivar Adams Holmes. In addition to his parents, Mr. Adams was preceded in death by a son, Adam Albert Adams; a granddaughter, Jessica Hale; a grandson, Tyler Adams; a brother, Allen Adams; and a sister, Janet Holmes Sasser.
He was a retired truck driver and had a great love for animals, especially cats and dogs. He had been an avid motorcyclist, enjoyed watching birds and tending to his yellow roses. He had attended Indian Springs Methodist Church in his youth and attended East Carolina University.
Mr. Adams is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Baldwin Adams; three sons, Ronald Adams and wife, Debbie, of Jacksonville, Fla., Michael Adams of Yulee, Fla.., and Scott Adams and wife, Patty, of Yulee; a daughter, Tricia Adams of Yulee; a granddaughter, Angela McKenzie; two great-grandsons, Sean McKenzie and Travis McKenzie and wife, Kacey.
Funeral services will be held by the graveside on Thursday, April 8, at 3 p.m. at Pineview Cemetery, Seven Springs, N.C. Officiating will be the Rev. Ashley Summerlin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to one’s local humane society.