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Obituary – Mary F. (Slater) Adams (1940-2021)

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Mary F. (Slater) Adams of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in Waldron, Arkansas.  Mary was born August 8, 1940 in Waldron, Arkansas to Clifton and Julia Earnestine (Wilson) Slater. Mary was 81 years old.

Mary was a feisty redhead who was loved by everyone who knew her. She always had a smile and was always ready to have fun. Mary loved to travel, and she loved collecting various items through the years. Mary was fiercely independent and never backed down from a challenge once slicing the tip of her thumb off using a skill-saw as she tackled building a porch by herself.  

Mary spent 35 years in Las Vegas, Nevada working in the cash offices of a large casino. She retired and settled back in her hometown of Waldron, Arkansas near her family in 1989 where she worked many years at the local Wal-Mart in customer service and as a greeter. Everyone loved going through “Mary’s line” because of her fun and lively spirit. 

Mary’s nieces and nephews fondly remember her trips home from Las Vegas with her lighted pink make-up case and lots of trinkets from Las Vegas to hand out. To her young nieces and nephews, Mary looked like a movie star with her perfect makeup, fancy hairdos, and stylish clothes.  

Mary leaves behind to cherish her memory:  four sisters and two brothers, Linda Hunt, Norene Trozzi, Carolyn Wagner, Judy Slater, Clifton Ray Slater and Larry Slater. Mary will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends whose lives she impacted.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Adams and her son Eric Adams. She was also preceded in death by her brothers Jerry Slater, Clyde Slater and her sister Wanda Ferguson and her parents Clifton and Earnestine Slater. 

Mary’s graveside service will be Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lamb Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Mary’s visitation will be Friday, November 19, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Heritage Memorial Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. 

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