Teacher. Born– October 22, 1909, Fort Payne. Parents– Cazzie Nathaniel and Bessie Lee (Austin) Tullis. Education– DeKalb County High School; Jacksonville State University, diploma for completion of the two year course, 1937, B.S, 1953. Married– Mitchell Adams, 1935. Children– Two. Taught school in Alabama, 1937-1969; sponsored the Ider High School Poetry Society, 1960-1972; compiled five anthologies of Ider High School students’ original poems. Sunday School teacher for more than forty years; wrote and directed plays and programs for the school and the church; had poems published in several annuals and anthologies. Member Alpha Delta Kappa Honorary Society, Ider Garden Club, DeKalb County Teachers Association and Retired Teachers Association. Honors– Honored by Landmarks of DeKalb County in Fort Payne, December 9, 1984. Died February 28, 1997.


Trailing Smokes.

Berthell Adams, Ider, Ala..


Birds About Our Place. Ider, Ala.; Author, 1975,

Hidden Jewels. Ider, Ala.; Author, 1980.

Joys of Living. Ider, Ala.; Author, 1976.

Trailing Smokes; a Pictorial History of Ider School District, DeKalb County, Alabama. Ider, Ala.; Author, 1973.