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Adams, Dr. Julia Anne (Hicks) Dies of Cancer 2007

ADAMS, HICKS

Posted By: Ernie Braida
Date: 9/21/2011 at 20:13:35

Julia Anne Adams, Ph.D., 64, passed away on Sept. 29, 2007, at her home in Tallahassee, Fla. Born in Miami, Fla. on Sept. 22, 1943, Dr. Adams spent her early years in South Miami and Key Biscayne. A National Merit Finalist at Miami Senior High, she attended Stetson University with honors in Deland where she met and married Norman G. Hicks.

She graduated front Arizona State University, a member of Phi Kappa Phi, in 1965 with a B.A. in Psychology. After three years with the Social Security Administration where she earned superior performance awards, she spent the next few years traveling with her military husband and raising her two daughters, Deborah Anne (Hicks) Andrich of Lafayette, Calif. and Amanda Susanne (Hicks) Aldis of Tallahassee, Fla.

After returning to the United States and settling in Tampa, Fla. Dr. Adams returned to school earning a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Florida as a member of Psi Chi. She was honored as an outstanding young woman of America 1978. She served her internship in Knoxville as a staff psychologist for10 years. During that time she also worked at the Mater Clinic and Knoxville Community Hospital as psychologist. After a two year stint at the Jackson, Miss. VA Clinic she transferred to the Tallahassee VA outpatient Clinic in 1993. She retired in May of 2007 after being diagnosed with small cell lung cancer.

Dr. Adams was a member of the American Psychological Association and the Florida Psychological Association. She helped develop a number of community programs to help others, such as the Women’s Survival Center in Tampa and a Relapse Prevention program and other specialized programs for people with substance abuse problems in Knoxville. She published several articles and was a successful grant writer.

Dr; Adams is survived by her two children, four grandchildren; her sister, Priscilla Lewis of Bokeelia, Fla.; two nieces and her ex husband of Jefferson City, Mo. Services for Interment of ashes will take place on Pine Island, Fla. on Oct. 20, 2007, for family and close friend. Memorial contributions can be made to The Nature Conservancy, The Southern Poverty Law Center or Americans United for the Separation of Church and State.

Marion County Newspapers 2007


 

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