Mr. Luther “Bud” Adams Jr., age 73, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, December 21, 2020.

Mr. Adams was born in Lumpkin County on September 17, 1947 to the late Luther Sr. and Mandy Adams. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his grandson Max Adams, and sisters Daisy Nolte, and Lorene Barnes. Bud proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. After he was honorably discharged, Mr. Adams began working to provide for his family. He retired from Timken Corporation, now known as Koyo. Mr. Adams was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. His grandchildren lovingly called him “Papa”. In addition to his family, Mr. Adams loved his friends and playing a round of golf.  He deeply loved his wife, with many years of laughing and loving unconditionally. Mr. Adams was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, but he faithfully attended Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. 

Survivors include his wife Norma Adams; son and daughter-in-law Mitch and Samantha Adams; daughter and son-in-law Kim and Greg Bafile; step-daughter Christie Odom; sister Katherine Kerns, all of Dahlonega; grandchildren Charles and Brooke Adams, Amanda and Alex Hernandez, Taylor and Josh Budai, Kassie Bafile, Brian Turner, Jade Odom, Walker Martin, Hunter Martin; and great-grandchildren Abel Adams, Lane Adams, Levi Sullens, Collen Sullens, Kasen Budai, Karina Hernandez and Davinci Mayberry.

Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 PM Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at the chapel of Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home. The Rev. Stephen Horne will officiate. The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the funeral home. Mr. Adams’ wishes were to be cremated following the service.

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Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home, 2068 Hwy. 19 N, Dahlonega, GA 30533