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Carl Edward Adams passed on from this life Sunday May 20, 2018, at his home in Cherryville, after a lengthy illness.

Carl Edward Adams was born in Kings Mountain, North Carolina on February 16, 1934 to Mr. James (June) and Willie Mae Adams. He graduated from Davidson High School in Kings Mountain, NC. In 1955 he graduated from Livingstone College where he lettered in football, basketball and baseball. Mr. Adams joined the US Air Force where he served at posts in Texas, France and Germany. Mr. Adams worked for the Veterans Administration from 1960 until his retirement in 1986. He worked most of that time at the Central Office where he served in many different positions including financial systems analyst. After his retirement he returned home to the Kings Mountain area from Washington, D.C. Among his many honors, Mr. Adams is a member of the Kings Mountain High School Hall of Fame. 

He was proceeded in death by his parents (June and Willie Mae Adams), his brothers (Charles Thomas and Clayton Dakota), and his sister Hazel Mae Adams. 

Carl Adams is survived by his wife of nearly sixty years, Sarah Thombs Adams his seven children Carlotta Adams of Kings Mountain, NC, Sonya Benlizar (Jesus) of McDonough, GA, Adrienne Baltimore (William) of Washington, DC, Darrell Adams (Karen) of Atlanta, GA, Neville Adams, of Washington DC, Audrey Cureton (Eric) of Washington, DC, and Candice Boger (Richard) of Forestville, MD, twenty-five grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, his sister Katherine Davis of Charlotte, NC, four very special friends, June Gamble, Hazel Abernathy, Frank and Marie Burris and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral Arrangement 

Central United Methodist Church
113 S. Piedmont Avenue
Kings Mountain, N.C.

Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 2:00 P.M.

The family will receive friends for one hour prior to funeral
(1:00 until 2:00 P.M.)

Kelly's Chapel Cemetery
914 W. Carolina Avenue
Bessemer City,  N.C.  28016

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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Costner Funeral Home
  • Thursday, May 24, 2018
    It saddens us to know you are mourning the loss of your loved one. May you find strength and comfort from the words of Psalms 34:18. It reads: “Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." Our loving God is there for us if we ask for his help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). What a joy it will be to welcome back to life your loved ones who are asleep in death!! You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Friday, May 25, 2018
    You have our most sincere sympathy in the death of your husband and our friend, Carl.
    ~ Stellie Jackson   Clover, SC
  • Thursday, May 24, 2018
    To Sarah, praying for you and your family in your time of transition...May God continue to lay his hands upon you and your family..From your family here, we are sending prayers and love...God bless you all..
    ~ Bright Bluford   Baltimore, MD