Funeral services for Alta Dickerson Adams, 80, of Mercury are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, at the Mercury Baptist Church with Brother Keith Simpson officiating. Interment will follow in the Cowboy Cemetery. All arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home in Brady, Texas.

Visitation with the family will be from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Adams died Saturday, July 26, 2008, at her home in Mercury.

She was born July 25, 1928, in Brown County, Texas, the daughter of John and Minnie Dickerson. She was married to Joe Frank Adams on Sept. 20, 1947 in Brown County. He preceded her in death on June 28, 1983.

She was a homemaker, and a devoted wife and mother. Mrs. Adams was a member of the Mercury Baptist Church.

Her survivors include two sons, Joey Adams and his wife Carol of Spicewood and Bobby Adams of Mercury; three daughters, Jean Pearson and her husband Jim of Ashdown, Ark., Milly Kirklin and her husband Johnny of Early, and Sheila Adams of Brady; two sisters, Wanda Dyer of Brownwood and Novella Stover of Flower Mound, Texas; one brother, John D. Dickerson of May; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Michael Kirklin.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society or to Hospice of San Angelo; 36 E. Twohig No. 1100; San Angelo, TX 76903.