Members of Thurman G. Adams Jr.'s family applaud as a sign naming the "substation" in his honor is unveiled by Gil Sparks and Mark Reiger during a ceremony Oct. 15, in "the grove" in Georgetown. Family members, from left, are Mary Lee Phillips, Drew Slater, Stephen Mervine, Polly Mervine, Lynn Kokjohn and Ruthi Adams Joseph.

Legacy of Sen. Thurman G. Adams Jr. lives on through research facility