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Elizabeth Dawkins Adams, 94, of Columbia, widow of Grady Adams, died Monday, October 5, 2020, at her residence.

Born on April 7, 1926, in Newberry County, she was the daughter of the late J. Ray and Bessie Brown Dawkins. She retired from the Newberry County Auditor's Office and was a member of Macedonia Lutheran Church. She is fondly remembered for her love of family, line-dancing and seeing her Elvis Tribute Artist Eddie Miles.

Mrs. Adams is survived by sons, Kerry Epting (Cynthia) of Columbus, GA and Scott Epting of Columbia and her other son, Bill Johns of Columbia; brother, Rev. Charles Dawkins (Betty) of West Columbia; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by a brother, James Ray Dawkins.

A private graveside service will be held at Newberry Memorial Gardens.

The family would like to thank Christie, Farah, Dr. Venn and the caring staff of Prisma Senior Primary Care.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association.




#47 Kristie 2020-10-16 12:33
Scott and Family,
Grady and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. She was very lucky to have you take such good care of her! We will continue to pray that all of the good memories of your sweet mother will bring comfort to you.
#46 Barnette Golden 2020-10-16 12:27
Scott and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Lib's passing. We sure did have some fun times over the years. Please know that you all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
#45 Patti and Steve 2020-10-14 18:22
Our condolences to all the family on the loss of a loving and gracious woman. She always had a smile and a wave for the neighbors. I loved seeing how happy she was whenever there was an "Elvis sighting" coming up. Prayers are being sent your way.
#44 Donna W Lominack 2020-10-12 13:55
Kerry, Scott & Bill - Lib was always such an elegant (loved her lavender and wisteria) and sweet lady. I have wonderful memories of working with her in the Auditor's Office. Her love of music (Engelbert Humperdinck) and later enjoying the Elvis Tribute at the Opera House were my fondest memories of Libby. I was so glad to get to see her and talk to her at the Opera House. She was a very special lady and a true friend to me. Love to all of you. Donna
#43 Anita &Bill Brantley 2020-10-11 13:33
Love and prayers for Scott and family. We will keep you in our thoughts as you go through this difficult time.

We loved Lib dearly and love y'all too.
#42 Tom Dawkins 2020-10-10 11:30
To Scott and Kerry and all other family and friends of Mrs. Adams, please accept my condolences and know that you all are in my thoughts at this time. I am so saddened to hear that Ms Lib has passed away. I have so many fond memories of going to her house on Sunday afternoons and sitting with her in her living room listening to record albums on her Magnavox stereo console. I remember that she would have me sit in one place to hear a particular selection and then move me to another chair to hear the next selection. Both she and her very good friend, Ms Bidi Hawkins, introduced me to Bert Kaempfert, Mantovani, Roger Williams, Ferrante & Teicher, Engelbert Humperdinck, among other other popular musicians of the day. I spent many hours in my youth in their respective living rooms on Sunday afternoons listening to music. Often, my mother would have to call them to deliver a message to me to come home for supper. My life is richer for having known them. 
#41 Willie Morris 2020-10-09 19:29
Kerry & Scott, You have our sympathy on the passing of Lib. She was a lovely lady. God bless you during this most difficult time in your lives! Love and Peace, Willie and Andy Morris
#40 Sheriff Lee Foster 2020-10-09 16:17
We are so sorry to have learned of the passing of Ms. Elizabeth. What a wonderful woman she was to me for all my life. For as long as I can remember, she was so kind and generous to me and would always offer concerns for my family. God be with you. Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia
#39 George W Dawkins Jr 2020-10-09 01:20
So very sorry to hear of Ms. Lib's passing. She was always a gracious and kind woman. My condolences to all of her family and friends.
#38 Anita &Bill Brantley 2020-10-08 19:01
We are heartbroken to learn of Lib's passing. She was a precious lady and a special friend. We always enjoyed being with her and attending the Eddie Miles shows. So many wonderful memories of fun times, long phone conversations and just being together. We will miss Lib so very much. We are blessed to have known her and will treasure her friendship always. R. I. P. Lib. We love you
#37 sandra farmer 2020-10-08 14:19
Dear family,

I was very sad to learn of cousin Elizabeth’s passing. I will always cherish the time I was allowed to spend with Elizabeth last year. That week went by so quickly but we packed a lot of laughter and memories into that time we spent together. My love and admiration go to Scott and Bill, for their dedication, love and care of Elizabeth. Charles, I know you and your family will miss your sister and hope that you will forever keep the good memories with you forever.
To Kerry and his family, James Ray’s family please know that my family and I send you much love and our prayers.

Cousin Sandra
#36 Ike & Dianne Wampler 2020-10-08 13:35
Scott and family,
We were so sad to hear about Ms. Lib's passing. We will forever miss her. She was a true southern Belle and truly special to Ike and myself. I know your heart is broken. You were a great son and took such great care of her. We want you to know we love you and your family. We will be praying for God's comfort and strength during the next weeks and months ahead.

Love, hugs and prayers!!!
#35 Cathy and Carolyn 2020-10-08 12:40
Scott, we are very sad to learn this news. Our prayers for strength, comfort, peace and understanding are with you and the family.
#34 Pam Bradley 2020-10-08 12:32
My deepest sympathies to the family. I worked with Lib at the courthouse back in the late 70's/early 80's and had the honor to attend her retirement celebration. I'll always remember her wonderful style and love of music. Love and prayers to her entire family.
#33 Harriett Rucker 2020-10-08 12:02
Scott and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are for you at this sad time. Your mom was a lovely lady and gave so much of her life in service to Newberry County. May God's love and peace be with you now and in the days to come. Harriett and John Rucker
#32 Huffstetler/Chapman 2020-10-08 11:14
Scott--Our thoughts, prayers, and love are with you during this difficult time. Lean on the good times and hold them close in your heart. We love you!!!!
Shelva, Mike, Catelyn, and Shawn Huffstetler
Tim, Lesa, and David Chapman
#31 Judy Epps 2020-10-07 21:51
Kerry and Scott, Phil and I send you our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother. She was a beautiful lady and I am sure you will miss her. We shall be keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
#30 Patti Smith 2020-10-07 21:39
Scott and family. I am so sorry to hear about Lib. She was such a special person that we will miss dearly. Such a classy lady that always made me smile. Love and prayers for you all.
#29 Nancy Ruff Shirley 2020-10-07 20:23
Scott, Mom and I are so sorry to hear about Mrs. Lib's passing. She was one of our most favorite people and I am sure she is dancing her way through heaven right now. Love to all!
#28 June Joyner 2020-10-07 17:45
Scott and family, I was so sad to hear about Lib. Even though I haven't been able to see her in several years, I thought of her often!! She was such a sweet Southern Lady and loved by all that knew her. My prayers are with you all, but I know Lib is in a better place and we will see her again. Love, June
#27 Phyllis E Kelley 2020-10-07 14:26
Scott and Kerry and Charles, I was deeply saddened to hear of Lib's passing. when its someone you love, no time on earth is long enough. I send my caring thoughts to all of you. Love Phyllis
#26 Cathy Derrick Shealy 2020-10-07 12:03
My thoughts and prayers are with you . May the grace of our Lord give you peace .
#25 Melodie Merck Waters 2020-10-07 08:43
I loved my "Aunt Lib". She was not technically my aunt but in my heart she was always and will always be my Aunt Lib. I have so many wonderful memories with her. I cannot think of Christmas Eve without her beautiful smile coming to my mind. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. I know Heaven is shining a little brighter now. She and my grandmother are talking up a storm I'm sure. Love to you all!

Melodie, Brad, and girls
#24 Luretta morgan 2020-10-07 08:21
Scott and family this news broke my heart. It has been a very long time since I have seen Lib but I have thought about her a lot. Loved her so much
#23 Eddie Miles 2020-10-07 08:02
So sad to hear of Ms. Lib's passing. She was certainly a joy to all that were around her. I so enjoyed any time that I spent with her. I had nicknamed her "Button", I guess because she was so small and cute as a "Button". I always loved seeing her smiling face from the stage when she would attend many many concerts. She was a huge supporter of my singing career. She will be missed by many, including myself.
I'm sure we all have an "Angel" in heaven looking down us.
#22 Becki McSwain 2020-10-07 07:21
Neel & I are so sad to hear that "Libba-Libba" passed away. She was a gift to our sister, Tracy (with Down's Syndrome), who adored her and gave her the nickname, "Libba-Libba," which, of course, we all had to call her.
Always stylish and with the best hairdo's, Libba-Libba & her siblings were our mother's closest cousins. She brought joy & light wherever she went.
It was hard to watch her joy fade as developed health issues that caused her so much pain.
We will never forget her giving spirit and dedication to family.
Thanks for the memories, Libba-Libba.
Sending our deepest sympathies to Kerry & family, Scott & Bill, Charles & family, & to James Ray's family.
Becki McSwain
Neel McSwain
and families.
#21 Deborah Ruff 2020-10-07 06:53
So very sorry to hear about Miss Lib. I know she will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
#20 Edith Kinard 2020-10-07 06:31
Scott, so sad to hear of Lib’s passing! You have always been such a great Son to your Mom!! I have such fond memories of both of you! Praying for you and your family that God gives you comfort and peace!
#19 Teresa Frick Portwoo 2020-10-07 05:14
Pastor Dawkins and Family,
I am sorry for your loss.You are in my thoughts and prayers now and in the days ahead.I think of you often.
#18 Mckeva kinsler 2020-10-06 20:23
Sending my condolences and prayers to the family
#17 Sharon Smith Cromer 2020-10-06 19:05
I was sorry to hear about Ms. Lib. She was a sweet lady whom I have fond memories of when she and my Mom Bobbie Smith worked together at the Court House years ago. Please know that your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Sharon (Smith) Cromer
#16 Luretta Morgan 2020-10-06 18:48
Scott and family, my heart broke when I learned that Lib has passed away. She was one of the nicest people I have ever known. Hadn’t gotten to see her much in a while but I thought about her a lot
#15 Bobbie Smith 2020-10-06 18:47
Dear family,
I was so sorry to hear Lib has passed away. She was a dear friend of mine. I have so many treasured memories of our years when we worked together at the Court House, dancing with our line dance group and going to the Elvis tribute shows at the Opera House. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Bobbie Smith
#14 Beverly Hawkins 2020-10-06 17:50
Scott and Kerry, my sympathy on the loss of your mother. She was a good friend to my mother and a favorite of mine.
#13 Marilyn Dowd 2020-10-06 16:46
I was so shocked when I was looking for another obit. and the first one was Lib’s pretty face. Oh we do have some memories from way back starting as far as I can remember. We have had some times and experiences.
Lib was always a beautiful lady and we were so close to her growing up. I know you will miss her so but now she is free from suffering. Hugs, Marilyn
#12 Sharon pugh 2020-10-06 16:16
She was the most beautiful southern lady. Always had a big smile a d hug for everyone. She always left peanuts for the ones attending Eddie's concerts. A very special lady
#11 Robbie Koon DeFreese 2020-10-06 15:05
Scott, Kerry, Bill & Family, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. Eliz-a-beth was one of a kind... always dressed to the T. I remember how she loved her lavender colors. I'll always treasure our days in the Auditor's Office. You & your family are in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing others care.
Dan & Robbie
#10 Christi Fant 2020-10-06 14:47
What a beautiful picture of your sweet Mom. It was a pleasure to help take care of Ms.Adams. She was a true gem and will be missed. Scott, you have been a wonderful caregiver. She was blessed to have you!!
#9 Teresa Jones 2020-10-06 14:31
My prayers are with you Scott & all the family!
Lib was a very special lady & will be missed!
#8 Barbara Luffman 2020-10-06 14:26
Scott, Jack and I are so sorry to hear of Lib's passing. She was a very special lady and will be missed by all who knew here. Love and prayers for you and the rest of the family!
#7 Sandra Moscato 2020-10-06 13:03
My heart goes out to Scott and Bill and the entire family. May you hold fond memories of Lib close to your heart.
#6 Diane Bailey 2020-10-06 12:29
My love and prayers go out to Scott and Ms Libs
Entire family. She was truly a most
Graceful and sweet lady whom I
Will never forget. Sure will miss your
Sweet face on that front row Ms Lib
Now you can sing with Elvis, Patsy
And all your loved ones❤️You will
Be missed by many
#5 Jean Counts 2020-10-06 11:55
Kerry & Scott——many years have passed since my hairdressing days with your mom. I will always remember our conversations of Elvis and Englebert. We were into music as our common bond outside of haircut (the shag) which was popular back in those olden days. Your mom was a sweet, gentle lady and I know you will miss her. Sending my sympathy to all.
#4 Jennifer Ayers 2020-10-06 11:05
We are deeply sorry about Lib. Our thoughts and prayers are with Scott, Kerry, and the family.
Love, Ruthie, Mary Donna, Jennifer & Caroline
#3 Jimmy dawkins 2020-10-06 10:34
Mom and I are sorry to hear about Elizabeth. Prayers that God will surround you with his love and peace during this difficult time.
Allene Dawkins and Jimmy Dawkins
#2 Wendy Smith Shealy 2020-10-06 10:24
Dear Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Ms. Lib. She and Mr. Grady were a big part of my extended family growing up. She was always a beautiful and graceful woman! Prayers for you all.
Wendy Smith Shealy
#1 Lynn Wessinger 2020-10-06 07:32
I am so sorry to hear about Lib. Thoughts, prayers, and love are sent your way/ I know she will be missed, and I pray God's peace and comfort will be with you during this time. She was quite a lady!
Love, Lynn and Larry Wessinger