James Gid Adams was born on November 30, 1926 into the home of Dan and Virgie Smith Adams at Jeremiah,
Ky. He was one of nine children born into this large family, but sadly their father, Dan, passed away from typhoid
fever in September, 1937 leaving Virgie and the children at a deep loss, with the oldest child being 14 years old
and the youngest only 6 weeks old. With the help of Virgie’s parents, J.T. and Margaret Smith, the family got
though the hard times and all of the children reached adulthood.
James joined the U.S. army and served his country from March, 1945 to Nov. 1946. He later married Iantha
Fields and they were blessed to be together for 56 years and were blessed to have two children, Janna Dane
and Danny James Adams. James and Iantha moved their family to Michigan to find work in the 1950’s. After
working at General Motors for 30 years, James retired and he and Iantha moved to Speedwell, Tennessee to a
home on Norris Lake. Many happy hours were spent on the lake fishing throughout the 23 years that they lived
James Gid was preceded in death by his parents, Dan and Virgie Adams; sisters, Mary Geneva Denny and Sarah
Margarett Caudill; and by his brother, Blaine Franklin Adams.
He passed away on September 2, 2006 at the age of 79. He leaves to mourn at his passing his wife, Iantha;
children, Janna Dane Green of Blaine, Tennessee and Danny James Adams of Clinton, Michigan; three
grandchildren, Donald Green, Jesse James Adams and Courtney Adams; and two great grandchildren.
Also surviving are sisters, Mamie Engle and Coreen Pridemore of Jeremiah, Ky., Juanita McCrarey of Somerset,
Ky and brothers, Ivan Donald Adams of Isom, Ky. and Dock Achilles Adams of Jeremiah, Ky.