|Birth: ||Mar. 6, 1895|
|Death: ||Feb. 22, 1918|
Died at the residence of his parents in this city, 503 Highland avenue, at 10 o'clock Friday evening, February 22, Charles W. Adams, aged 22 years, 11 months, and 16 days. He had scarcely known good health at any time in his short life and his death, due to a complication of ailments, did not come as a surprise.
It was planned to have the funeral services at the family home, but such a large number of friends gathered there that it was thought best to take the body to the Methodist Church, which was done, and the Rev. John McCarthy delivered the funeral address, after which the remains were taken to Little Prairie Cemetery for burial.
The pallbearers were selected from his boyhood associates, being Shirley Sides, Odie Chandler, Benphrey Jumper, Albert Norment, A.D. Abernathy, and John E. Averill. Eight girls, Misses Etta Sawyer, Minnie Sawyer, Beatrice Garrett, Pauline Williams, Margaret Wilks, Josie Hawkins and Vera Holt, acted as flower girls, each bearing a small bouquet of flowers which were placed on the casket and later on the grave.
The funeral gathering was one of the largest the city has ever known and the procession of automobiles was very notable for its length.
There were many beautiful floral offerings also.
Charles Wesley Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Adams, was born in Tiptonville, Tenn., March 6, 1895, and came to Caruthersville with his parents the following year. This city has since been his home, he knowing no other. Of weak body, all of his life, he had a spirit which won him many friends. He attended school here, but ill health prevented his completing the course.
Following in his father's footsteps, he took up the barber trade, which he followed at intervals for some years.
Charlie was always noted as a quiet, industrious boy. For years, he was a regular attendant at the Methodist Sunday School and was a member of that church. Every Sunday when his health would permit, he would be found in his class.
He made friends among his youthful associates as well as with those of maturer age and there are many friends and intimates of his in Caruthersville who mourn his loss very deeply.
He left surviving him his father and mother, two sisters, Allie and Ethel, and one brother, Edward.
We extend to the family our sincere sympathy in their loss. While he cannot return to them, it is their privilege to join him later in that happy land beyond the skies.
Pemiscot Argus - Caruthersville, Missouri - Thursday, Feburary 21, 1918
John Wesley Adams (1868 - 1939)
Clara Mooney Adams (1875 - 1942)
son of J.W. and Clara Adams
Little Prairie Cemetery
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