Melvin Julian Adams, age 78, of Drakes Branch, VA, passed away on August 22, 2013. He is survived by two daughters, Elsie Perkins and Sheila Edmonds; one step-daughter, Carolyn Martin; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Marie Snead; two brothers, James Adams and Hershel Adams; and a devoted caregiver and friend, Wallace Lyon.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, August 25, 2013, in Plantersville United Methodist Church, Drakes Branch, VA, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, on Saturday, August 24, 2013, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.