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Phoebe Ann Adams

November 17, 1941 — October 28, 2023


Phoebe Ann Adams

Phoebe Ann (Brown) Adams of Fayetteville, passed away suddenly on Saturday October 28,2003 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville Arkansas. She was 81 years old.

Phoebe was born November 17, 1941, in Gravette Arkansas to Bertha and Fred Brown. Phoebe attended Gravette schools and graduated high school in 1959. She was very involved in school and loved to learn. She was the Homecoming queen, a cheerleader and band member. She still has many dear friends who she grew up with in Gravette.

The Brown family were members of the Gospel Tabernacle Church in Gravette, which is now the Gravette Bible church. Phoebe was very active in her Church, attending bible study regularly.

While in high school, Phoebe worked at Ideal Drug Store in Gravette as a soda fountain girl. She would decide to go to pharmacy school after working for Al Dunagin for several years.

She attended the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville for three years. She was then accepted into the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Pharmacy program in the early 60’s. Phoebe was one of three women in her pharmacy class. She would graduate in 1965 with her pharmacy degree.

Phoebe met her husband Lawrence of 39 years while in Pharmacy school. Opposites do attract. This statement certainly described these two.

Phoebe Worked for 28 years at Economy Pike Plaza Drug in North Little Rock. She had many loyal customers and developed lifelong colleagues and friends.

She was co-owner of McSpadden Drug in North Little Rock with Lawrence until his retirement in 1997.

Phoebe also worked for Harvest Foods where she was the lead pharmacist in Sherwood until the store closed. She would finish her career at Kroger‘s at Indian Hills and ultimately retired in July 2007.

She was an active member of Levy Baptist church for over 40 years. Phoebe taught Sunday school while also participating in numerous committees and even helped write skits for events such as church sponsored fashion shows, Grand Old Opry, and Bible school. As she always did, she made lifelong friends at her Church.

When remembering Phoebe these words come to mind:

Faithful - Christian - Loving - Loyal - Intelligent - Kind - Compassionate

In 2009, she returned to Northwest Arkansas with her number one priority to be the best grandmother to her soon to be born grandson Andrew. Granny Kat or KatD was Andrew’s nickname for Phoebe. They were inseparable and they told each other daily how much they loved one another. KatD picked Andrew up at school each afternoon. She loved watching him play baseball and was looking forward to seeing him play basketball this year. After an inside the park homerun a couple of years ago, Andrew gave the ball to his KatD. He loved her so much.

Her other priority was to find a church home in Northwest Arkansas. After several visits to First Baptist in Fayetteville, she again immersed herself in her Church family. She taught a Sunday school class and made so many special friends. Phoebe also helped organize funeral lunches and class parties. Yes, parties were the key. She loved to have a themed get together. The dishes for every holiday season were proof.

Phoebe had a love for the Lord and found a neighborhood community group who accepted her with open arms when she moved to Fayetteville.

She was an avid reader, huge Razorback fan, enjoyed traveling stateside and abroad, playing dominoes, cooking, and making pies.

Her father, mother, brother Bob Brown and husband Lawrence preceded Phoebe in death.

Phoebe is survived by daughter Breanna Faught, her husband Keith and her only grandchild and biggest fan, Andrew of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Sister and brother-in-law Jim and Jackye Adams of Leslie, Arkansas.

And, sister-in-law Linda Brown Siloam springs, Arkansas as well as loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family would like to thank everyone for all the prayers, text, phone calls, and visits. Your love and support mean so much to us.

A celebration of Phoebe's life will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Levy Baptist Church in North Little Rock with a visitation 1 hour prior beginning at 10:00 AM. Interment will be held at Rest Hills Memorial Park following the service.

Our family would ask in remembrance of Phoebe to perform an act of kindness in November to celebrate her birthday. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the following:

Gravette Historical Museum

Gravette City Hall

202 Main Street NE

Gravette, Arkansas 72736


First Baptist Church Fayetteville

20 East Dickson Street

Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701


Levy Baptist Church

3501 Pike Ave

North Little Rock, Arkansas 72118

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