Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, October 16, 2018 – Volume XIX, Issue No. 25

Jackie Pete Adams

1946 – 2018

Jackie Pete Adams, known to everyone as Pete, age 72, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones in Houston, Texas, on October the 6th. Mr. Adams had a rare form of cancer that took him from us quickly.

Pete was born on June 8, 1946, to Exa and Stanley Adams. Pete was proud of growing up in Emory, (the Bonanza area) and loved telling stories of his childhood. A couple of his favorites were the time he tied two cow’s tails together and when he put the “Iron Claw” on a bull that ran away for a week.

He loved deer hunting, fishing, golfing, playing 42, baseball, telling jokes and teasing his friends. He would always help a friend, neighbor or a stranger in need. Everyone knew him as a hard-working, loving man who took care of everyone. Her served his country in Vietnam. One of his proudest achievements was taking care of his aging parents by purchasing their land.

Pete is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Beth Adams; children, Delena, Clinton and Stannie; grandchildren, Preston, Houston, Victoria, Nicholas, Alejandro and Marley Rose; sister Effie Daniels; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his baby daughter Melissa Rose; his parents; and siblings, Pat, Jed, Jessie and Norman. He is deeply missed.

His family has chosen to do a private memorial service, honoring Pete’s wishes.


Kathryn Elaine Ledlow Jenkins

1938 – 2018

A funeral service for Kathryn Elaine Ledlow Jenkins, 80, will be held on Thursday, October 18, at Emory United Methodist Church. Danny Barrett will officiate.

Burial will follow in Emory City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jace Jenkins, Jacob Jenkins, Jess Jenkins, Elizabeth Larison Donley, Tate Larison and Jenkins Franklin.

Mrs. Jenkins died at her home on October 13, 2018. She was born in Houston on October 2, 1938, to Forest and Mary Ledlow. She married Jay Jenkins on Oct 15, 1954. Her past employment included the Rains Co Abstract office. She was a member of Emory United Methodist Church, Friends of the Library and the Rains Co. Historical Society.

Mrs. Jenkins is survived by daughters, Linda Pickrell and husband Bo, and Mary Beth Green and husband Terry; son, Jerry Jenkins; grandchildren, Jace Jenkins and wife Ashley Thomas, Jacob Jenkins, Elizabeth Donley and husband Jake, Tate Larison and Jess Jenkins; great-grandson, River Donley; brother, Forest Ledlow Jr. and wife Mary; sister-in-law, Alice Kruse and husband Jerry; brothers-in-law, Bill Bronstad and Bruce Bronstad; and many much-loved nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Mrs. Jenkins was preceded in death by her husband; parents; in-laws, Eunice and Tom Bronstad; grandson, Jordan Jenkins; sister, Ann Tibbett and husband Ronald; brother-in-law, Jimmy Bronstad; and many beloved aunts; uncles; and cousins.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.