Margaret Adams Kimball
December 26, 2004
Margaret Adams Kimball
Margaret Adams Kimball, 95, formerly of Jackson, died Tuesday, December 21, 2004, at Memphis Jewish Home. Visitation is 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Tuesday, December 28, 2004, at French Camp Presbyterian Church with burial in French Camp Cemetery. Jordan Funeral Home of Kosciusko is handling arrangements.
She was a retired employee of Hinds Community College in Raymond, MS. She was for many years a resident of Kirby Pines in Memphis, Tenn., and an active member of Germantown Presbyterian Church until her illness.
She is survived by a daughter, Phyl K. Simmons of Germantown, Tenn.; and brother, Arthur Adams of Atlanta, Ga.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Margaret Adams Kimball Museum, c/o French Camp Academy, 1 Fine Place, French Camp, MS 39745.
Margaret Adams Kimball Historical Museum Dedicated at French Camp Academy
FCA museum dedicated
Alumni Day was a beautiful day for the dedication of the Margaret Adams Kimball Historical Museum located at the historical area of FCA, just behind the Bed & Breakfast. After the business meeting which included the announcement of this year's Alumni of the Year, Billy DeJong('51) and Nancy Seawright Green('53), the crowd adjourned to the museum for the dedication. Many of Mrs. Kimball's family attended and participated in the dedication. These included her brother James Arthur Adams ('41), who prayed and her daughter Phyl Kimball Simmons, who read the Scriptures. Former staff member Kay McNair Johnson had the crowd laughing and crying as she recounted some of the history that will be saved in the museum. Mrs. Adams' lifelong friend, Charles Mecklin('40), presented the dedication plaque to her which reads as follows:
FRENCH CAMP ACADEMY_ MARGARET ADAMS KIMBALL HISTORICAL MUSEUM Mrs. Kimball graduated from FCA in 1928 and later served on its staff from 1949-1959. No one has meant more to the formation, development and growth of the FCA alumni association than Margaret Kimball. Funding for this building provided by faithful members of the FCA Alumni Association and friends and relatives of Margaret Adams Kimball. Dedicated to the Glory of God and in honor of Margaret A. Kimball May 26, 2001
After words of appreciation by Mrs. Kimball and presentation of a quilt by Elizabeth Mini, Lorraine Grice-Hogan('51) presented a flag to the Museum. Keith Collier ('70), chief builder and director of the FCA Natchez Trace Historical Area, closed the ceremony with a prayer of dedication.
Margaret Adams Kimball was a cousin of Nancy Turner Grogan who submitted the obituary. Nancy goes on to state: "Margaret Kimball was buried at French Camp, MS yesterday. She was raised in Attala county. The French Camp Academy Museum was named in her honor and many people in Attala county and in that area knew her. Her roots are in Attala county as are most of the people who live in French Camp. She was for years Mr. Sam Patterson's secretary, one of the most beloved head masters of French Camp. The creation of a Museum for French Camp Academy was a goal of hers which was fulfilled four years ago when it was completed and named in her honor.
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