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Singer ‘Sunshine’ Adams dies in wreck

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Ellen Odom “Sunshine” Adams, a Cordele booking agent and a singer with the local band “Running Down Romance,” died Saturday in an automobile accident in Crisp County. She was 38 and leaves behind a 16-year-old son.

Authorities said that Adams was driving a Chevrolet Avalanche on U.S. 41 near Rockhouse Road when she lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree. There were no passengers in the vehicle or any witnesses to the accident, authorities said.

On Wednesday, Adams sang at the funeral of accident victim 13-year-old Breanna Peacock. In January 2001, her 2-year-old daughter, Chelsea, 16-year-old half-sister, Heather Beckom, and 13-year-old half-brother, Al Beckom were killed when the vehicle driven by Adams was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer in Crisp County.

Funeral services were scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9 in the chapel of Rainey Family Funeral Service with burial to follow in the Story-Odom Cemetery in Worth County.

A Cordele native, Ellen was an active member of Rocky Mount Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, Cameron Alton Adams of Cordele; her mother and stepfather, Judith Ellen and Jimmy Shiver of Warwick; a brother, Jimmy Odom of Warwick; a sister, Tonya Whitehead of Cordele; a dear friend, Charles “Bubba” Adams of Cordele; and a her nieces and nephews.

An online guestbook is at www.raineyfuneral.com.

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  1. Truth B Known says:

    You can see why they would call her Sunshine.Her face just lights up.She had lost so much,and they way she had lost,then to be at a childs side singing,then lose her life.The Lord really needed her with him.For the Family,i am so sorry for your loss,i also know at a time like this it seems like a really stupid thing to say.For we never know what is in the hearts of the Family members.I know none of you.But Pray for all of you.And the ones gone before her.Also for her son,God Bless You.And for her mother,i Pray that you can know with all your heart that she is with our Lord,and doing work for him now.God Bless You also.Blessed Be You,Amen

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