Mary Ethel Adams Endsley


Mrs. Mary Ethel Adams Endsley, 88, long-time resident of Columbia, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, at Wayne Medical Center.

Funeral services for Mrs. Endsley will be conducted Friday, August 27, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Randy Kersey officiating. Burial will be in Short Cemetery in the Spring Place Community of Marshall County. The family will visit with friends from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Condolences may be extended online at

Born at home on May 29, 1933, in the Possum Trot community of Marshall County, she was the daughter of the late Solon Bryan Adams and the late Tishie Mae Cole Adams. On March 7, 1953, she married George August Endsley who preceded her in death on August 9, 2015. Mrs. Endsley was a homemaker and a private sitter. She enjoyed gardening, canning, hummingbirds, and loved taking care of and raising all kinds of animals. Mrs. Endsley was a member of the Scribner’s Mill Church of Christ.

Survivors include her daughters, Sandy Endsley Baker (fiancé Terry Johnson) of Columbia and Cindy Endsley (Jo Hanselman); son, Tony (Phyllis) Endsley of Columbia; sister, Joan Endsley of Lewisburg; grandchildren, Angie (Jeff) Roberts, Jeremy (Ashlee) Baker, Brooke (Travis) Hensley, Ben (Jennifer) Endsley, Eric (Ashley) Endsley, Elliott (Meghann) Endsley, Paige Bottoms and Kasey Endsley; twenty-one great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Leonard Adams, Everette Adams, Boyd Adams, and Doyle Adams; sister, Melba Adams.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Baker, Ben Endsley, Eric Endsley, Elliott Endsley, Jeff Roberts and Travis Hensley. Honorary pallbearers will be Norris Endsley, Kim Hobbs, Shane Hobbs, Dr. Shawn & Sheena Gentry, Kim Sullivan, Linda Potts, Richard & Peggy Yates, Bobby Jo & Ruth Norman, David & Nancy Edminston, Todd & Wendy Campbell, Ruby Rogers, Leslie & Tim Morton and Mary & Sarah Mash.

Special thanks to Amber Moser and all sitters and all doctors, nurses and staff at Wayne Medical Center.

The family suggests memorials be made to Scribner’s Mill Church of Christ 2386 Scribner’s Mill Road Culleoka, TN 38451 or St. Judes Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.