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Alice Adams


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jan. 13, 2023 - 8:34 PM

Alice Adams

The Newnan Times-Herald

Skipper, games master, and photography artist Alice Adams passed away on Oct 27, 2022, in LaGrange, Georgia after a long illness.

She was a master of thought and word, and her family and friends hope you will glean an idea of how special she was through this tribute.

Alice was born in LaGrange on May 26, 1964, and made some lifelong friends as her family moved several times during her school years, including moving in and out of Newnan, Georgia, three separate times. Alice graduated in 1982 from Ridgeway High School in Memphis, TN, and went on to attend Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, graduating in 1986.

Her time at Duke made Alice both a Blue Devils fan and a photographer. She served as the sports photography editor at the Duke Chronicle, and some of her photos are still displayed at the Duke Basketball Museum. Alice’s love for the Blue Devils continued long past college and involved thorough play-by-play analyses of their wins and losses.

Her sharp mind took her to Tulane University in 1990, where she earned a Master of Business Administration, and then to the University of Alabama, Birmingham in 2002, where she completed a Ph.D. in Health Administration. Alice’s classmates remember her as first frighteningly smart and then disarmingly charming.

She went on to teach as an Assistant, and subsequently Associate Professor of Health Administration at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia from 2002 until 2012, when illness forced her retirement. Alice loved teaching, and nurturing her students left a lasting impact on them.

During her time in Savannah, Alice joined Freedom Boat Club. She took the captain’s life seriously, dressing up for the Tybee Island Pirate Festival under the pseudonym Captain M-Alice, and riding a late friend’s Harley-Davidson motorcycle in the Pirate Festival parade. She loved organizing treasure hunts on Tybee for her adoptive nieces and nephews. They will always remember her obstacle courses on the beach and her scavenger hunts as well as the prizes she lovingly provided.

Alice’s friends and family will miss her sharp wit, clever mind, and fun spirit. Ahoy, matey.

Selections from Alice’s camera collection are on display now through March 2023 at the Newnan Coweta Library Main Branch.

Those wishing to commemorate Alice’s memory can make donations to a favorite charity in her honor or https://www.nchsrescue.org/, the local humane society, or send a very witty text message to a loved one.