Valeria G. Adcock

Published 4:50 pm Monday, January 16, 2017


Valeria G. Adcock, 81, of LaGrange, Georgia passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 at her home.  Val was born April 27, 1935 in Franklin, GA., the daughter of the late Oren Gay and Ollie Barfield Gay.


Val was an avid hunter and marksman.  She won the 1973 Handicap Championship of Georgia for Men and Ladies with a 12 gauge shotgun.  In 1976 she won the title of Southeastern Indoor Archery Champion.  Driving a Ford Mustang, she won the Southeastern Autocross for Women in 1987.  Val loved to garden and cook.  While taking cooking lessons in New Orleans, she found a lasting love for jazz.  When James bought an airplane, she took lessons so she could land the plane in case of an emergency.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Eugene Gay and David Gay, sister, Beatrice Gay, brothers-in-law, Worth Adcock and Ron Kramer and nephews, Michael Gay and Michael Bryant, Jr.


Val is survived by James, her loving husband of 63 years, sisters, Libby Gay and Diane Crumpton of LaGrange, GA., sisters-in-law, Faye Gay of Riverdale, GA., Fay Gay of McDonough, GA., Beth Kramer of Roanoke, AL., and brother-in-law, Reed Adcock of Decatur, AL.,  nieces, Renee Lindsey, Keisha Tumlin, Shannon (Michael) Wade, Tracey (Todd) Hunt, Debbie Schwab, Donna (Lew) Neighbors, Rhonda (Pete) Head and Rita (James) Nuckles, nephews, Ryan (Charlene) Bryant, Brian (Mandi) Sellers, Ryan Adcock and Russell Adcock.  She also had 10 great-nieces and 10 great-nephews.


Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Hunter Allen Myhand Funeral Home.  The Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, 10:30 am at East Vernon Baptist Church and will be officiated by Rev. S.T. Janney and Rev. David Pasley.  Interment will follow at Cedarwood Cemetery, Roanoke, AL.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wildlife Association, the Alzheimer’s Association or East Vernon Baptist Church


Please join the family in honoring the life of Valeria G. Adcock, by visiting and posting your tributes and memories.  Arrangements are in the care of Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home, LaGrange.