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Verlene Sapp Adams, 82, Somerset, KY (1939-2021)

Verlene Sapp Adams of Somerset, and formerly of Columbia, died Sunday, August 1, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. She was 82 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 11amCT on Thursday, August 5, 2021, at Barnett's Creek United Methodist Church, with burial to follow in the Barnett's Creek Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4pmCT to 8pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY. There will be no visitation on Thursday morning.

She was born on February 26, 1939 to the late John Quincy and Lillie Savannah Rich Sapp.

Ms. Adams was a member of the Barnett's Creek United Methodist Church and most recently attended the Grace Baptist Church in Somerset, KY. She loved her family and friends with all her heart and will be missed by all.

Survivors include three sons Dean Adams (Valerie) of Columbia, KY, Randy Adams (Susan) and J. W. Adams (Sandy) both of Somerset, KY; seven grandchildren Daniel Adams (Ashley) of Columbia, KY, Devon Jett (Jimmy) of Dallas, TX, Darren Adams (Lori) of Columbia, KY, Ryan Adams (Paige) of Lexington, KY, Caleb Adams (Kaycee) of Berea, KY, Jacob Adams (Sarah) of Limerick, Ireland and Logan Adams of Louisville, KY; five great grandchildren Mason Adams, Anderson Jett, Ethan Jett, Lilly Adams and Paisley Adams; three siblings Linnie Wright of Liberty, KY, Roseanna Adams of Pellyton, KY and Lloyd Sapp of Louisville, KY; a sister-in-law Rosie Cravens of Lebanon, KY and several nieces and nephews who loved her very much.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers Arnold, Bennie and Ernie Sapp and a sister Biner Hayes.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Verlene Sapp Adams, 82, Somerset, KY (1939-2021)

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