73, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Died Sunday 2 September 1945 in his home.
Born 30 April 1872 in Christian Co., Ky. near Crofton, the son of Andrew Jackson and Jane Cansler Adams.
Married Mary Lou Bowling 4 January 1893. Member of the Universalist Church. For many years, owned and operated a farm and store at Adamsville on the Dawson Springs Road. Moved to Hopkinsville and entered the grocery business on West Side and E. Eighteenth St.
Survivors: his wife; children, Mrs. Claude Cranor, Mrs. B. E. Brown, Lewis Adams, Mrs. H. C. Boehm all of Hopkinsville, Mrs. John Gilligan of Petersburg, Va., Mrs. Paul Cayce of Jackson, Tn.; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; a brother, E. G. Adams and a sister, Mrs. Lucy Rogers both of Hopkinsville.
Services: Tuesday 4 September 1945, burial in Riverside Cemetery, Hopkinsville.
Ky. New Era, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Tuesday 4 September 1945

79,, Crofton, Ky.
Died Friday 10 January 1958.
Native of Christian Co., son of the late Manfred and Leticia Pool Adams.
Survivors: wife, Vivian McIntosh Adams; two sons, Eldon Adams of Detroit and Otis Adams of Louisville; two daughters, Mrs. Harper Blakeley and Mrs. Dewey Cansler both of Crofton; a brother, Lawrence Adams; two sisters, Mrs. Alma Croft and Mrs. Pearl Croft both of Crofton; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren.
Services: Sunday 12 January 1958, burial in Ridgetop Cemetery.
Ky. New Era, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Monday, January 13, 1958
November 4, 1975, Alma Ann Adams Croft, 94, Rt 1 Crofton, passed away this morning at Her home at 4:30 a.m. of natural causes. She was born Dec. 1, 1880, the daughter of the late Franklin Manford and Mary Lutisha Pool Adams. Burial will be in Castleberry Cemetery. She was preceded in death by a daughter Imogene in 1905 and Her husband James Roland in 1940.
She is survived by a son Victor Hugo Croft, Crofton; three daughters, Thelma Gladys Moore, Dawson Springs, Pearl Louise Vance, Clinton Ky., and Beulah Lutisha (Cranor) Yandell, Princeton, three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two Great-Great-grandchildren.


ALPHA G. ADAMS, 61, Pembroke, died at 4 a.m. Wednesday at the Medco Center, Pembroke, of natural causes.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Maddux Funeral Home, Hopkinsville, with the Rev. Kim Allen officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 9 until the funeral hour Friday.

A native of Clarksville, Tenn., he was the son of the late William Percy and Edna Skelton Adams. He was a graphic printer, an Army veteran and a member of the Olivet Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Edna Christine Adams Rowe, Lawrenceville, Ga; a brother William Percy Adams Jr., Herndon; and two sisters, Mrs. Major (Jane) Vier Jr.; of the county, and Mrs. Michael (Margaret) Toms, Hopkinsville. - Pennyrile Deaths March 25, 1999



, 87, Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home.
Died Tuesday 10 March 1987.
Born 11 February 1899 in Crofton, Christian Co., Ky., the son of Sherman E. "Bud" and Bell Adams.
Member og the Baptist Church, retired custodian for Christian County High School, member of the Modern Woodmen.
Wife, Ruby Clarice Cook Adams died in 1970.
Survivors: daughter, Susie Cross of Hopkinsville; two brothers, Wallace Adams of Hopkinsville and Orville Adams of Crofton; four sisters, Louise Tendley of Madisonville, Ann cook of Hopkinsville, Kathleen Adams of Detroit, Mich., and Ernestine Brown of Crofton; one granchild.
Services: Thursday 12 March 1987, burial in Ridgetop Cemetery, Crofton. Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home.
Ky. New Era, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Tuesday 10 March 1987

80, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Died Saturday 30 October 1965 in Jennie Stuart Hospital.
Born 10 November 1884 in Christian Co., the daughter of Wiliam and Lucy Bobbitt Simpson.
Worked for about 30 yrs. for the Elk Brand Clothing Co., member of the First Christian Church. Husband, Garfield Adams, Sr. preceded her in death.
Survivors: two daughters, Mrs. Charles F. Bradbury of Louisville and Mrs. William Haddock of Missouri; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Services: Monday 1 November 1965, burial in Riverside Cemetery. Henninger Funeral Home.
Ky. New Era, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Monday 1 November 1965


Cloyd Lynn Adams, 70, Crofton, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 1997 at his home of natural causes.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Crofton, with burial in Castleberry Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. Friday.

A native of Christian County, he was born Dec. 28, 1926, the son of the late Mack Oakle and Noma Parker Adams. He was a farmer and a member of Kelly Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Goldie Mae Adams; four daughters, Linda Knight, Crofton, Debbie Messamore, Madisonville, Carol Tabb, Pembroke, Gayle Welker, Dover, Tenn.; a brother, Delbert Ray Adams, Evansville, Ind., and seven grandchildren.

63, Nortonville, Ky.
Died Wednesday 30 May 1962 in Jennie Stuart Hosp., Hopkinsville, Ky.
Disable coal miner.
Survivors: wife, Myrtle Adams; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Abbott and Mrs. Dorothy Abbott both of Nortonville; a son, Elmo Adams of Nortonville; 11 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ermil Holt of Hopkinsville.
Services: Saturday 2 June 1962, burial in New Salem Cemetery, Nortonville. Bandy Funeral Home.
The Messenger, Madisonville, Ky.
Thursday 31 May 1962


MADISONVILLE - Donald Murelll ADAMS 36, formerly of Henderson, died at 8:45 p.m. Friday at the Madisonville Medical Center after an illness. He was employed at York Borg Warner.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; one daughter, Debbie; two sons, Donald M. and Devin all at home; his mother Christene ADAMS of Henderson; three sisters, Madaline OLSON of Minneapolis, Minn., Linda WATSON and Charlotte McLEVAIN, both of Henderson; one brother, James R. ADAMS of Bowling Green; and a grand-father, Richard QUALLS of Henderson.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Moss-Audubon, with the Rev. Jimmy Russell officiating. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery. Friends may call anytime.
Feb 1980 Henderson Gleaner

74, Chrsterfield, Michigan
Died Tuesday 18 April 1995 in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Mt. Clemens, Michigan.
Born 2 June 1919 in Crofton, Christian Co., Ky., son of Sherman J. and Mattie Cook Adams.
He was an iron worker and served with the U. S. Navy in World War II. Preceded in death by his wife, Lola Irene Adams.
Survivors: two sons, Robert B. Adams of Goodells, Michigan and Larry E. Adams of Sterling Heights, Michigan; a brother, Sherman Adams of Bay City, Michigan; three grandchildren; one great grandchild.
Services: Tuesday 25 April 1995, burial in Ridgetop Cemetery at Crofton. Hughart & Beard Funeral Home.
Ky. New Era, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Monday 24 April 1995

77, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Died Saturday 8 October 1955 in his home.
Retired farmer and grocer. Lived in Hopkinsville for the past 25 yrs. Had operated a tourist court on N. Main.
Survivors: widow, Eva Adams; one son, Waldo Adams and two grandsons, Waldo Adams Jr. of Charleston, S. C. and E. G. Adams of Champaign, Ill.; a daughter-in-law Lyda Adams; one granddaughter-in-law, Betty Adams; and a great granddaughter, Elizabeth Adams.
Services: Monday 10 October 1955, burial in Riverside Cemetery in Hopkinsville.
Ky. New Era, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Monday 10 October 1955


ELMO ADAMS, 54, Illinois Central System employe, died at 4:15 a.m. today at Illinois Central Hospital. He lived at Lone
Oak. Mr. Adams was a welder in the I.C. track maintenance department for 25 years. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.
Tuesday at the Lindsey funeral home with Alonzo Williams officiating. Survivors include the widow, MRS. MARLE ADAMS;
a son GENE ADAMS; a daughter in law, MRS. DONNA ADAMS, Paducah, and a brother, WILLIAM ADAMS,
McCracken County. Burial will be in Mt. Kenton cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Hayden, Carl Melsheimer, Bub Lemar,
Howard Karraker, Tommy Hough and John Ropp. The body is at Lindsay's.
Paducah 1948


Ferd ADAMS Rites Held in Princeton Word has just reached this publication of the death of Ferd Adams, former Trigg
County citizen of Route 1. He died March 9 and burial was made in the Millwood Cemetery in Princeton. He was the son of
John and Milly Litchfield Adams. He is survived by his wife, Mrs Docia Adams.
Cadiz Record Mar 1944

Franklin D., son of Mr and Mrs Pruett ADAMS, of Route 1, died Saturday morning at 3 o'clock. He was only four months and twenty two days old. Like a dream or a story this little bud of humanity came and passed away. Funeral services were conducted at Bethel Saturday afternoon by Rev. Thomas Hinchee, and burial followed in the Bethel Cemetery.
Cadiz Record
Jan 1940

65, Crofton, Ky.
Died Wednesday 5 December 1945 in Jennie Stuart Hospital, Hopkinsville.
Employee of Western State Hospital.
Survivors: wife; daughter, Mrs. Alford Long of Louisville; a brother, Jouett Adams of near Dawson Springs; two grandchildren.
Services: Friday 7 December 1945, burial in Crofton Cem.
Ky. New Era, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Thursday 6 December 1945

, 49, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Died Sunday 24 February 1952 in his home.
Born in the Palestine community of Christian Co.
Former operator of a filling station. Member of Second Baptist Church. Married in 1922 to Belva Henderson who survives.
Other survivors: daughter, Mrs. Percy Groves of Nashville; two sons, James Granville and Duard Lynn Adams; his mother, Mrs. B. C. Adams Fuller of Christian Co.; brother, Rev. Cleo Adams of Christian Co.; two sisters, Mrs. Orville Keyes and Mrs. O. R. Henderson of Hopkinsville.
Services: Tuesday 26 February 1952, burial in Riverside Cemetery, Hopkinsville.
Ky. New Era, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Monday 25 February 1952

In Memory
Wallonia, Ky February 13, 1905 The death angel visited the home of Mr and Mrs Maxey ADAMS and took their
beloved son Herbert Lindsay on the 10th of February. He was not sick but a short while when God saw fit to call him to a home not made with hands. He was laid to rest at Mrs Kate ADAMS graveyard. He was fifteen years , four months and six days old. He professed faith in Christ about two years ago and joined the Baptist church and had lived a devoted Christian. He was kind and obedient and loved by all of his friends and schoolmates. He leaves a father, mother one brother and six sisters to mourn his loss besides a host of friends.
Cadiz Record Feb 1905

50, Crofton, Ky.
Died Friday 13 April 1956 at Jennie Stuart Hospital, Hopkinsville.
Born in Christian Co. 2 March 1905, son of Mr. & Mrs. Bud Adams.
Retired farmer and coal miner.
Survivors: wife, Tommie Huddleston Adams; his mother, Geneva Cansler; two daughters, Barbara McKinney and Janice Adams; a son, Barry Adams; four sisters; four brothers; one granddaughter.
Services: Sunday 15 April 1956, burial in Cansler Cemetery.
Ky. New Era, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Saturday 14 April 1956

96, Christian Co., KY.
Died Saturday 9 July 1988 at Covington's Convalescent Center.
Born 3 May 1892 in Christian Co., son of Manford and Mary Lotisha Pool Adams.
Retired farmer, served as a Christian Fiscal Court magistrate for about 16 years during the 1940s and 1950s.
His wife, Ina Myrtle Adams Adams died in 1957 and a daughter, Mary Gladys Adams Wagoner died in 1955.
Survivors: a granddaughter; three great grandchildren; and six great great grandchildren.
Services: Sunday 10 July 1988, burial in Ridgetop Cemetery, Crofton. Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Crofton.
Ky. New Era, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Saturday 9 July 1988

72, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Died Saturday 21 June 1975 at Deaconess Hospital, Evansville, Ind.
Born 23 October 1902 in Christian Co., the son of Andrew Jackson and Mary Lou Bowling Adams.
Retired tobacconist, farmer and Sterling beer distributor in Hopkinsville and Chattanooga, Tn. Member of the First Methodist Church and the Elks Club.
Survivors: widow, Elizabeth Hester Adams; five sisters, Mrs. Claude Cranor, Mrs. Barrett Brown, Mrs. John Giligan and Mrs. Margaret Adams all of this county and Mrs. Paul Cayce of Corpus Christi, Tx.
Services: Monday 23 June 1975, burial in Riverside Cem., Hopkinsville. Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home.
Ky. New Era, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Saturday 21 June 1975

65, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Died Wednesday 12 January 1977 at Parklawn Manor Nursing Home.
Born 7 November 1911 in Christian Co., the daughter of Andrew Jackson and Mary Lou Bowling Adams.
Employee of Arnold's House of Fashion, member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors: four sisters, Mrs. Claude (Beatrice) Cranor, Mrs. Barett (Lois) Brown and Mrs. John G. (Ila) Gilligan all of Hopkinsville and Mrs. Paul (Hilda) Cayce of Mercedes, Tex.; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren.
Services: Friday 14 January 1977, burial in Riverside Cem.
Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home.
Ky. New Era, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Thursday 13 January 1977

, 91, Crofton, Ky.
Died Tuesday 5 December 1950 in her home.
Survivors: four children, Lawrence Adams, Albert Adams, Mrs. Pearl Croft and Mrs. Alma Croft all of Crofton; nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren.
Services: Thursday 7 December 1950, burial in Cansler Cemetery at Consolation.
Ky. New Era, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Wednesday 6 December 1950


Mrs. Andrew J. (Mary Lou Bowling) Adams, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Died Thursday 26 April 1956 in her home.
Born in Christian Co., 21 February 1875.
Member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Adams died in 1945.
Survivors: five daughters, Mrs. Margaret Adams, Mrs. Claude Cranor and Mrs. John Gilligan all of Hopkinsville, Mrs. Paul Cayce of Mercedes, Tex., and Mrs. Barette Brown of Nashville, Tn.; a son, Louis J. Adams of Hopkinsville and Dr. Athel Bowling of Chattanooga, Tn.; a sister, Mrs. W. A. Nichols of Crofton; a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Services: Friday 27 April 1956, burial in Riverside Cem., Hopkinsville.
Ky. New Era, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Friday 27 April 1956


January 20,1927
Cadiz Record
Sudden Call For Maxey Adams
Honored Citizen of Trigg County Found Dead In Bed January 20
Was Sixty-Two Years Of Age And Wife And Seven Children Survive Him
Mr. Maxey Adams, one of the most honored and highly respected citizens of Trigg county, died suddenly at his home three miles north of Cadiz early in the morning of January 20th. In fact, he was found dead in bed when the family called him for breakfast.
Mr. and Mrs. Adams lived alone. The only son, Pruitt Adams had spent the night with them and the son and father slept in the same bed. It was the custom of Mr. Adams to arise about four o'clock, but when he failed to get up at the usual hour, the son arose and made the fire and the mother got up and prepared breakfast. It was when they called him for breakfast that he was discovered cold in death. Every indications was that he had been dead for two or three hours.
The news of Mr. Adams sudden death proved a severe shock to his family and many friends.
He was sixty-two years of age and was the son of Deedy Adams, who died when Mr. Adams was a mere youth. When he was small the mother and father resided in Cadiz for a few years and Mr. Adams had spent his entire life in the county with the exception of a year or two spent in Caldwell when he was a young man.
Forty one years ago he was united in marriage to Miss Tishie Pruitt daughter of the late Jeff Pruitt, in his day one of the foremost citizens of Caldwell county. Eight children were born to this union. One died when small, and the wife and the seven children survive him, the children being: Mrs. Arthur Boren, of Caldwell county; Mrs. Mason Litchfield, Mrs. A. T. Banister, Mrs. Maxey H. Adams, Mrs. Roy Bridges and Pruitt Adams, all of Trigg county, and Mrs. Ella Stalons, of Mayfield. Two brothers also survive him. Willoughby and O. C. Adams both of Trigg County.
All his life Mr. Adams had been a farmer and he was one of the best in all Trigg county. He was a very quiet man, but a man of unusual intelligence, and kept abreast of the times as well as perhaps any man of his station in the county.
It can be said truthfully that Trigg county had no better citizen than Maxey Adams. He had a high sense of honor, his word was his bond and he had the confidence of every man who knew him. He believed doing right was the only thing, and behind every transaction he made was pledged his sacred honor. Devoted and loyal as a friend, he was unusually kind and indulgent as a husband and father and in his passing the county has lost a citizen that will be greatly missed by all.
He joined the Harmony Baptist church near Cobb, Caldwell county some twenty seven years ago, and lived the life of a consecrated Christian and churchman every afterward.
Funeral services were held at the home on Friday morning conducted by Rev. Luther Sander, of this city and burial followed at the Adams Grave Yard Near Cook Spring.


Mr. Millard Adams child died near here last Sunday of flux.
Hopkinsville New Era
Sept 1886


Mrs. NELLIE T. ADAMS, 39 of 113 1/2 Patton street, La Porte, In, former Paducahan, died in the Holy Family hospital in that city at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Her death came from cardiac asthma after an illness of four days. Mrs. Adams was born in  Paducah on Jul 17 1901, the daughter of the late ALEX FOWLER and Mrs. DELLA FOWLER, who lived at 1115   South  Third. She married ALCIA ADAMS on Jun 28 1930. Five years ago she moved from Paducah. Mrs. Adams is survived by  her husband, her mother, a son DONNIE; six brothers, ALTON, HERBERT, JAMES, SAMUEL and RALPH FOWLER of  Pittsburgh and ALEX FOWLER, JR., of Paducah; three sisters, Mrs. HELEN WARREN of Coroapolis, Pa., Miss  FRANCES FOWLER of Paducah; and Mrs. M.P. TENNIS of Charleston, S.C. She was a member of the East Baptist  church, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. J.T. Odle officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood
cemetery in Mayfield. The body will be at the residence of Mrs. Fowler until the funeral hour. Paducah 1941

82, Crofton, Ky.
Died Wednesday 23 August 1972 in Jennie Stuart Hospital, Hopkinsville.
Born 18 November 1889 in Christian Co., daughter of George and Nancy McIntosh Parker.
Retired teacher, member of Crofton Christian Church.
Her husband Mack Oakle Adams died in 1940.
Survivors: three sons, O. J. of Christian Co., Cloyd of Crofton, Delbert Ray of St. Louis; three half sisters, Mrs. Georgia Mae Gilkey of Gary, Ind., Mrs. Mary Crick Hicks of Dawson Springs and Mrs. Mallie Hawkins of Atlanta, Ga.; 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Services: Thursday 24 August 1972, burial in Castleberry Cemetery. Thomas Funeral Home.
Ky. New Era, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Wednesday 23 August 1972


In Memory
Beautiful poem written by Ruth ADAMS in memory of her brother, Ray and Sill ADAMS who departed this life
January 1, 1944.
Cadiz Record Jan 1944


70, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Died Wednesday 28 July 1971.
Born 11 March 1901 in Christian Co., daughter of Sam and Jennie Gilkey Cook.
Retired factory employee, member of Crofton Baptist Church.
Survivors: husband, Athel Adams; a daughter, Mrs. Max Cross of Elkton; a brother, Charlie Cook of Crofton; four sisters, Mrs. Mattie Dee Adams of Detroit, Mrs. Rhetta Kolosik of Crofton, Mrs. Thursa Cook and Mrs. John Hendrix, both of Hopkinsville; one grandson.
Services: Friday 30 July 1971, burial in Ridgetop Cem., Crofton. Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home.
Ky. New Era, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Thursday 29 July 1971


Cortez ADAMS Loses Daughter in Princeton
Says the Princeton Leader of February 10th
Miss Sarah ADAMS, eldest daughter of MR AND MRS. C. N. ADAMS, died Saturday night at 11 o'clock at the
family residence in the Ratliff addition, after a three years' illness of tuberculosis. She was fourteen years of age and is survived by her parents one brother and two sisters. Her illness dated back three years when she was stricken with measles that settled in her lungs, developing into tuberculosis. The funeral conducted by Rev. O.M. Shultz Sunday afternoon from the Baptist Church of which she was a member was largely attended as was also the interment in

Cedar Hill Cemetery, this city. We extend unto the bereaved family our sympathy.
Princeton Leader - Date Unknown
possible 1920's.

 69, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Died Friday 21 July 1972 in Jennie Stuart Hospital.
Born in Christian Co. 1 December 1902, son of Elmer G. and Eva Owen Adams.
Land developer of the Hopkinsville area, prominent Christian Co. farmer. Past president of the Pennyroyal Fair Board, life-long member and active in the Republican party, member of the Hopkinsville Universalist Church. Attended the University of Kentucky and was a graduate of Bowling Green Business University.
Survivors: wife, Lyda Billups Adams; two sons, E. G. Adams of Frankfort and Waldo E. Adams Jr. of Hopkinsville; four grandchildren.
Services: Monday 24 July 1972, burial in Riverside Cem.
Hughart Funeral Home.
Ky. New Era, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Saturday 22 July 1972

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