Saturday, February 11, 2012

Ada Diamond, 2-6-2012, (1915 - 2012)


Ada Bauldree Diamond, January 21, 1915 - February 6, 2012

Ada Bauldree Diamond, age 97, of Jay, FL (Brownsdale) went to be with her heavenly father on Monday, February 6, 2012.

Mrs. Diamond was born January 21, 1915 to the late James Richard Bauldree and Annie Myers Bauldree in Enterprise, AL. Her family moved to Jay, FL in 1927. In 1933, she married John Daniel (J.D.) Diamond and had nine children. Together they farmed and operated a grocery store until they retired in 1967.

After retirement, they enjoyed camping and fishing with family and friends. She was a member of Jay First Assembly of God and loved to go to church and listen to preaching and gospel music.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, John Daniel Diamond; sons, Richard Edward Diamond, Charles Rudolph Diamond and John Clinton Diamond; sons-in-law, Hardy Renfroe and Dennis Williams; one grandchild, Vickie Diamond; two sisters, Ethel Mae Stewart and Cora Lee Noles; six brothers, Hubert Smith, Lloyd Smith, James Bauldree, T.D. Bauldree, Willard Bauldree and Alfred Bauldree.

Survivors include: five daughters, Addie Rue (Bud) Mote, Linda Williams, Annie Merle Renfroe, Paulette (Tommy) Roberts and Delorise Ann (Glenn) Gavin; one son, James Earl (Faye) Diamond; two daughters-in-law, Doris Diamond and Mary Diamond; 22 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6:00 to 9:00 P.M., Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Jay Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M, Thursday, February 9, 2012 at Jay First Assembly of God with Rev. Ron Carnley and Rev. Frederick Barrow officiating. Burial will follow at Cora Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at The Terrace at Ivey Acres Assisted Living Facility, Covenant Hospice and Dr. Jeffrey Kelley for the special care given to Mrs. Diamond during her last few months.

Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on February 8, 2012

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