Lando McAdams

Born: Aug. 31, 1907 Millport, AL

Gospel Vocals McAdams Quartet

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame



Lando McAdams

Published: Friday, August 22, 2003 at 3:30 a.m.

Last Modified: Thursday, August 21, 2003 at 11:00 p.m.

MILLPORT | Mr. Lando McAdams, 96, of 1030 McAdams Road, died August 20, 2003 at Care Center of Vernon. Services will be held at Macedonia Freewill Baptist, Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. Larry Reynolds, and Asst. Rev. Roy Plyman, and Asst. Dr. Don Taggart will officiate. Burial will follow in Mecedonia Cemetery in Pickens County. Visitation will be tonight from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Dowdle Funeral Home of Millport is directing.

He is preceded in death by his wife of over 70 years, Mrs. Annie Davidson McAdams; his daughter, Mrs. Elaine McAdams Cork; his granddaughter, Leigh McAdams; and his parents, Lee and Bell Stokes McAdams.

Survivors include his sons, Milford (Sue) McAdams of Columbus, Miss., Leon (Myra) McAdams of Columbus, Miss, and Donald (Barbara) McAdams of Millport, Ala.; brother, Lacy McAdams of Ethelsville, Ala; 8 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Lando McAdams was born August 13, 1907 in Millport, Ala. to the late Lee and Bell Stokes McAdams. A long life native of Lamar County he worked for Johnson Tombigbee for over 40 years. He was also a valued employee (retired) of Dowdle Funeral Home for over 15 years.

Mr. McAdams was well known throughout the area as a gospel singer. He taught singing schools, moderated singing conventions and directed music for revivals for over 50 years. He organized the McAdams Quartet in 1929. He was the only surviving member. He was recognizes in the Mount Moriah Association of Freewill Baptist for his outstanding work in the church. He was a lifelong member of Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church where he maintained a near perfect attendance record until the age of 95. The tradition begun by Mr. Mac, as he was so affectionately known, still lives today. The quartet he started still sings today, having done son continuously since 1929.

Pallbearers will be James Wharton, Wade Patterson, Ken Cork, Scott Cole, Steve Mullins, and Ed McCool.

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