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Thursday, December 08, 2005

Valediction: Hon. Tiny Adams; Hon. James Bottorff

Hon. Tiny Adams, State Representative from Muncie, Dies Wednesday

Indiana State Representative R. Tiny Adams(D-Muncie), age 60,
died Wednesday in Muncie following a cerebral vascular accident (stroke).

He was first elected in 1996. Adams had been a Muncie firefighter and a community service liaison for the AFL-CIO. He was a member of the Ways & Means Committee in the House.

He is survived by his wife, Shawn; two daughters, Michelle and Denae; and two sons: Mark and Derek.

His death occurred one day after that of Adams' House colleague, State Representative James L. Bottorff (D-Jeffersonville), age 61, who died of cancer at a hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Rep. Bottorff, 61, was first elected in 1990. He was a member of the House Agriculture and Rural Development, Natural Resources, and the Utilities and Energy Committees.

He had prior elective service as Clark County Treasurer and Clark County Assessor.

He is survived by his wife, Carlene, and two sons, Christopher and Robert.

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