Hilda Faye Midkiff Adams, 85, of Centerville, passed away on June 5, 2018 in College Station. Funeral services were held June 7, 2018, at Walters Funeral Home with Hilda’s nephew, the Rev. Mike Midkiff, and Louis Mize officiating. Burial followed at Concord Cemetery in Concord.
Hilda was born in Bedias on April 5, 1933. She was the only daughter of four children, including brothers Herbert, Harlin Ray and Harold, born to Elton and Blanch (Brown) Midkiff. She was raised and spent much of her young adult life in Houston. Hilda married Floyd Adams Jr. in 1951, and they shared 60 wonderful years of marriage until his passing in 2011.
Hilda always took an active role in each community in which she lived. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star Lodge 193 in Madisonville, Texas, as well as, a past Worthy Matron. While living in Madisonville, she served as the secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. She also owned and operated the Credit Bureau in Madisonville. Additionally, she was the owner and operator of the Fiesta Motel in Centerville, and a former City Council member. Hilda will always be well remembered as a long-time patron of the local Town Café in Centerville. There were not many days when one wouldn’t find Hilda at her table with the comfortable chairs, near the counter, having her lunch or visiting with the other regular café diners.
Hilda was an avid reader and lived thousands of lives through her countless stories. She was also an avid supporter of the local law enforcement and fire department. Hilda always counted her family a blessing. She was a proud mother to two successful sons and “Nanny” to five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Hilda was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church in Centerville and had lived in the Leon and Madison county areas since 1977, coming from Brazoria County.
Hilda was preceded in death by both of her parents; husband, Floyd Adams Jr.; and her brothers, Herbert Midkiff and Harlin Ray Midkiff. She is survived by her brother, Harold “Tex” Midkiff and his wife, LaJuana Midkiff; son, Jimmy Adams; son, John Adams and wife, Teena Adams; grandson, Terry Duque and wife, Cassie Duque; grandson, Clint Adams and wife, Heather Adams; grandson, Cody Adams and fiancée, Hailey Spates; granddaughter, Courtney Swor and husband, Taylor Swor; grandson, Colton Adams; great-granddaughter, Paris Donavan; great-grandson, Brady Duque; great-granddaughter, Mabry Duque; great-grandson, Ashton Adams; great-grandson, Owen Adams; and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. Also surviving are special friends Brian Stafford, Cara Glaze-Adams, Becky Adams, Jeanelle Mathis and Kathy Johnson.
Pallbearers were Terry Duque, Clint Adams, Cody Adams, Colton Adams, Taylor Swor and Mike Guerin.
Honorary pallbearers were Brian Stafford, Greg Bain, Randy Ellis, Charles Smith and Randy Mathis.
Arrangements were under the direction of Walters Funeral Home in Centerville. www.waltersfuneralhome.com.