NEW ALBANY – Sarah Virginia Waugh Adair, 78, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. She was born in Pontotoc County (Toccopola) on July 30, 1934, to Hayden and Dorothy Turner Waugh.
A 1952 graduate of Ingomar High School, she married her high school sweetheart, Harry Adair, in June 1952. Raised in a musical family, she always loved gospel music. She directed music, choirs and special groups at Meadowood Baptist Church in Amory and at Hatley Missionary Baptist Church in Hatley. She worked several years in bookkeeping and office work. She was a member of Ingomar Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, did solo work and played piano some. She also sang at four different nursing homes and made her own album titled “I Sing Because.” She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today, July 25, at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Clyde Pound officiating. Burial will be in the Vista Memorial Park. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Harry Adair; her four sons, Phil Adair (Pam) of Hatley, Cliff Adair (Angie) of Bruce, Jeff Adair (Pam) of Ingomar and Tony Adair (Karen) of Senatobia; a brother, Jerry Waugh (Sharon) of Kiln; two brothers-in-law, Bro. Kenny Adair (Lavene) of New Albany and William Adair (Glenda) of Ingomar; a sister-in-law, Jane Cole (James) of Vernon, Ala.; eight grandchildren, Clint Adair (Hannah) of Bartlett, Tenn., Emily Simmons (Lane) of Starkville, Chance and Candice Adair of Bruce, Mallory Adair of Ingomar, Kayla, Madison and Kallie Adair of Senatobia; one great-grandchild, Hatley Adair of Bartlett, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Alisa Dale and Harrilyn Virginia Adair; and a brother-in-law, Carl Adair.
Her sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, Tupelo, or Ingomar Baptist Church, New Albany.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.