Audrey "Rita" Smith Adams, 83, died Saturday, October 16, 2010, at Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks in Salisbury, North Carolina. Mrs. Adams was born October 15, 1927, in Locust Grove, Georgia, the daughter of the late Doyle Aiken Jinks and Eula Martin Jinks. She was raised by her uncle and aunt, the late O.B. Smith and Emma Jinks Smith.
Mrs. Adams was employed with Delta Airlines in Atlanta, Georgia until her retirement in 1992. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, Forest Park, Georgia.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe Wilson Adams, in 1999; one son, Richard Michael Adams, in 2003; one brother, Jesse G. Jinks and one sister, Dorine Jinks Green.
Survivors include one son, Larry Benson Adams and wife Nancy of Salisbury; one daughter-in-law, Mary Frances Adams of Forest Park, Georgia; four grandchildren, Christy Gottfried, Cari Price, and Richard and Rob Adams; nine great-grandchildren, Rebeka, Megan and Elli Gottfried, Cole Price, and Nick, Ryan, Kyle, Christina, Cody and Kevin Adams; three brothers, Homer, Bobby and Aaron Jinks; and two sisters Lucile Tomberlin and Mindy Clotfelter.
Visitation: 11:00 am-1:30 pm, Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Tara Garden Chapel in Jonesboro, Georgia.
Interment: 2:00 pm, Tuesday, Oct. 19 at Sherwood Memorial Park in Jonesboro. Memorial service: 2:00 pm, Wednesday, Oct. 27 at Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks in Salisbury.