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Jo Ann Adams, Gainesville's first female pharmacist, dies at 93

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When Jo Ann Trapnell Adams graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, she was just 20 years old. In fact, she graduated on her birthday on June 12, 1947.

Just over two years later, she and her husband Bob moved to Gainesville where she took a job at Piedmont Drug Store, becoming the first female pharmacist in the city. Adams and Charlie Johnson opened Riverside Pharmacy in 1954 where she spent more than three decades filling prescriptions until her retirement in 1986.

Adams, a native of Bulloch County in South Georgia, died Tuesday, Feb. 16 a the age of 93.

Private funeral services will be held for family members. Arrangements are being coordinated by Memorial Park Funeral Home- Riverside Chapel. 

Follow this link to read the complete obituary for Jo Ann Adams. 


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