Rufus Hayden Adcock


Graveside services for Rufus Hayden Adcock were held Saturday, August 15, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. from Mars Hill United Methodist Cemetery with Rev. Mitchell McDonald officiating.  McClain- Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Adcock, of Collinsville, died Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

Rufus Adcock passed away at home on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at the age of 82.  He was a native of Kemper County and had lived in Neshoba County for the past 17 years. He attended Mars Hill United Methodist Church of the Shady Grove Community in Neshoba County.  Mr. Adcock served in the U.S. Army for approximately 14 years and was a Vietnam War veteran serving as a paratrooper and medic.  He was a retired letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Office in Meridian, MS. In the early morning hours Rufus enjoyed sitting on the back porch drinking coffee, smoking, and loved all animals and sports, especially Ole Miss Football.

Survivors include his wife, Lyla Adcock; daughter, Brenda McKinley; son, Ronald Adcock; sisters, Barbara Jacobs and Ruby Terry; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Rufus is also survived by stepson, Tim Hollingsworth; stepdaughters, Rebecca Little (Chris), Sara Sisson, Mary Ann Nicholson (Matt); and his step-grandchildren.

Mr. Adcock was preceded in death by parents; five sisters; and four brothers.

Pallbearers were Tim Hollingsworth, Chris Little, Matt Nicholson, Ronald Fitzhugh, Mike Painting and Jackie Branning.

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