Adams, George W., d. 1921 - Adams, Martha C., d. 1929


Adams, George W. 3 Mar 1841 - 31 Jul 1921 CCR 5 Aug 1921 p8

[Note: Son of George & Sarah (Frazier) Adams; married 1863 Jane Nance 20 Aug 1845 - 14 Apr 1924]

The remains of George Adams, an old and well-known citizen of Garrison, passed through Ozark on the Wednesday morning train. Mr. Adams was a civil war veteran and had been at Nevada Asylum No. 3 for sometime and where he died Monday.


Adams, Genevieve (McCauley) 13 Sep 1920 - 15 Jun 2010 SN-L 16 Jun 2010 & CCH-N 23 Jun 2010

[Note: Daughter of Otis R. & Annas Essie (Cook) McCauley; married 22 Jun 1940 Leonard M. Adams 30 Sep 1921 - 24 Jun 1969]

Genevieve Adams, age 89, of Ozark, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2010. She was born September 13, 1920 in Ozark, the daughter of Otis and Annas (Cook) McCauley. On June 22, 1940 she was united in marriage to Leonard Adams. Mrs. Adams retired from Fasco Industries. She was a member of the Utopia Club, and TOPS, and enjoyed working the polls on election day for many years. She also enjoyed painting and watching golf on TV. She was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons and their wives, Dale and Mary Ann Adams, Thayer, Mike and Carla Adams, Nixa, and Bruce and Yvonne Adams, Nixa; four grandchildren, Karen, Mollie, Jeff, and Steven; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a niece, Jennifer Faulk; a nephew, Steven McCauley; and a sister-in-law, Mary Adams. She was preceded in death by a brother, Don McCauley and wife, Jeanette, and her parents. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, June 17, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Robert Long officiating. Burial will follow in McCauley Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Genevieve's name to the Utopia Club.


Adams, George W. 21 Jul 1907 - 16 Nov 1967  CCR 23 Nov 1967 p1

[Note: Son of William Newton & Ollie (Walker) Adams]

George W. Adams, 60, Bradleyville, a former rural mail carrier in the Chadwick area and a retired farmer, died at 2 p.m. Thursday in the state hospital at Nevada. Mr. Adams is survived by three brothers, Leonard, Granger, Wash., Otto, Ava and Don, Olathe, Kan.; five sisters, Mrs. Hallie Yates, Mrs. Thelma Sawyer and Mrs. Madge Lethco, all of Ava, Mrs. Mable Gott, Springfield and Mrs. Maxine Rozell, Kansas City. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Garrison Baptist Church with the Rev. Lawrence Applegate officiating. Burial was in Garrison Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.


Adams, George Washington 5 Mar 1856 - 15 Dec 1934 CCR 3 Jan 1935 p3

[Note: Son of Moses & Elizabeth (Brown) Adams; married 26 Oct 1880 Margaret L. Goodnight 5 Apr 1861 - 29 Mar 1944]

George Washington Adams was the son of Moses and Elizabeth Adams. He was born on March 5, 1856, near Galena in Stone county and departed this life on Dec. 15, 1934, aged 78 years, 9 months and 10 days. He died at his home at Elkhead. He was married on Oct. 26, 1880, to Margaret Goodnight. To this union were 11 children were born, three having preceded him in death. Those surviving are Mrs. W.E. Nelson of Ongo, Mrs. J.F. Pippin and Mrs. W.S. Adams of Augusta, Kansas, Mrs. James Nelson of Elkhead, Mrs. J. M. Robinson of Sparta, Mrs. Joe Maggard of Bruner, Mrs. A.E. Adams of Ongo and J.E. Adams of Burton, Kansas. He professed his faith in Christ and joined the Missionary Baptist church at Antioch many years ago. He later moved his membership to the church at Dogwood where he was a member at death. He had lived a faithful and devoted Christian life. Besides the eight children, he is survived by the widow and 34 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. J.J. Nelson of Oklahoma and a host of other relatives and friends. Although ill for six years he bore his ailment patiently. The remains were laid to rest in the White Oak cemetery on Dec. 17, with services conducted by Rev. John Pruitt.


Adams, Gordon “Jake” 13 Nov 1927 - 24 Nov 1978 OH 30 Nov 1978 p12

[Note: Son of Frank & Alice C. (Heath) Adams; married Faye]

Services for Gordon “Jake” Adams, 51, Elkland, were at 2 p.m. Monday at Union Hill Baptist Church, Keltner with the Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Burial was in Hall Cemetery near Mound under the direction of Adams Funeral Home here. Mr. Adams died at 9:20 Friday in Cox Medical Center,. Springfield, after a long illness. He was a dairy farmer who originally was from Oldfield, but lived on a farm near Elkhead the past two years. He was a member of the Union Hill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Faye, a son, Bob Adams, Elkland; two daughters, Beverly Applegate, Springfield and Miss Christie Lynn Adams of the home; a sister, Mrs. Elsie Fitzgerald, Oldfield and five grandchildren.


Adams, Harold Lloyd “Tops” 14 Jun 1927 – 16 May 2001  CCH-N 6 Jun 2001

[Note: Son of Lloyd O. & Elsie (Spencer) Adams; married 30 Jun 1951 Mary Hargus]

Harold Lloyd “Tops” Adams, 73, passed away at 5:10 a.m., Wednesday, May 16, 2001, in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born June 14, 1927, in Pembina, Mo., son of Lloyd and Elsie Adams. June 30, 1951, he was united in marriage to Mary Hargus. The two were devoted to each other. Before his retirement, Adams worked 12 years for Kienow Grocery in Portland, Ore., and owned and operated Linden Grocery after returning to this area. He will be especially remembered for his love of gardening and his love of dogs, particularly his love for “Beano”, the mascot of the Campfire Girls of Lindenlure. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Leonard Adams; and his grandparents, Marion and Rachel Spencer. Survivors include his beloved wife Mary; his aunt Gladys Stone, Linden; three nephews: Dale, Mike and Bruce Adams, and their mother Genevieve Adams, all of Ozark; and many friends and other relatives. At his request, his body was cremated. A memorial service was held Saturday, May 19, 2001, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting contributions to the American Cancer Society.


Adams, Harvey Donald 2 Feb 1922 - 19 Apr 2009 SN-L 22 Apr 2009

[Note: married Patsy Ruth]

Harvey Donald Adams Harvey Donald Adams, 87, of Springfield, passed away on April 19, 2009, in the Mt. Vernon Veterans Home. He was born on February 2, 1922 in Harviell, Mo. He was in the Navy and was a heavy equipment operator with Journagen Construction until his retirement. Harvey was a member of International Operating Engineers Local 16. He is preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Ruth Adams. He is survived by his daughter, Montz and husband, Leroy Myers of Ozark; sons, Doug and wife Hilda Adams of St. Louis, Gregg and wife, Sally Adams of Virginia, Chris and wife, Sharon Adams of Kansas City, and Scott Adams of Springfield; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Jim and wife Pam Adams, of Poplar Bluff; sisters, Leota Karnes of Poplar Bluff and Thelma Weese of Fla. Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on April 24, 2009, in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, 5201 South Southwood, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon.


Adams, Hattie (Cobb) 10 Jun 1877 - 11 Dec 1916 CCR 15 Dec 1916 p1

[Note: Daughter of Samuel & Emma (Gray) Cobb; married 3 Jul 1898 George W. Adams]

Mrs. Hattie Adams died at her home near Garrison early Monday morning; heart trouble was the cause. She had been suffering for a long time but only recently became worse.


Adams, Hattie Cordelia (Hughes) 14 Aug 1886 - 18 Mar 1966 CCR 24 Mar 1966 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Joseph A. & Elizabeth Jane (Burkhart) Hughes; married 1 Nov 1903 CCM William A. Adams  2 Jan 1881 - 27 Jan 1920; SSDI gives deathdate of 5 Apr 1966, two weeks after obit]

Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Adams, 79, a resident of Sparta since 1930, were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Sparta Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Swift officiating. Burial was in Old Boston Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark. Mrs. Adams, who died at 9:45 p.m. Friday in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lois Allen, Mound, also is survived by two sons, Homer, Ridgefield, Wash. and David, Clarksburg; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Applegate, Bruner and Mrs. Minnie St. John, Sparta; 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.


Adams, Herman 9 Jun 1920 - 18 Apr 1980 OH 24 Apr 1980 p10

[Note; married Beatrice]

Services for Herman Adams, 59, Ozark, were held in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Robert Halsted officiating. Burial was in Goodhope Cemetery west of Ava. Mr. Adams died last Friday at Veterans’ Administration Hospital in Columbia. A native of St. Joseph, he lived in California State and in Mansfield before moving to Ozark in 1975. He was a World War II Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Beatrice; two sons, Larry, Brookline and Gary of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Janice Posey, Ava, Mrs. Carol Wiles, Ozark and Mrs. Jeanie Camden, Clinton; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild; three brothers, Herbert and Charley, both of Ava and Clyde, Corcoran, Calif. and two sisters, Mrs. Nora Shaffer, and Mrs. Loretta Hostler, both of Corcoran, Calif.


Adams, Herman 9 Jun 1920 - 18 Apr 1980 OH 1 May 1980 pB9

Card of Thanks

I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to friends, neighbors and relatives for the flowers, food, phone calls, visits, words of sympathy, A special thanks to pallbearers, singers and minister, City of Ozark, Danny Clinton and the Harris Funeral Home.  The Herman Adams Family

Adams, Hershel Dwayne 21 Jun 1939 - 26 Jan 2011 SN-L 28 Jan 2011

H. Dwayne Adams, 71, Sparta. Arrangements: Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava.



Adams, Hugh Emerson 26 Jan 1925 - 30 Dec 2008 SN-L 1 Jan 2009 & SN-L 2 Jan 2009

[Note: Son of Hugh Emerson & Fern Pauline (Smith) Adams, Sr.; married 16 Mar 1946 Betty Jean Bowersox]

Hugh Emerson Adams passed away Tuesday, December 30, at the age of 83. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri to Hugh Adams Sr. and Fern Pauline (Smith) Adams on January 26th, 1925. Hugh Jr. (known to both family and friends as H.E.) attended public schools in Kansas City, Missouri, and graduated from Central High School in 1941. Although only 16 years of age at the time, He obtained a full-time job at the City National bank, 18th and Grand, Kansas City , Missouri. He worked there until enlisting in the Marines. November, 1942. He was a member of the Second Marine Division and participated in Island Battles -Tarwa, Saipan, Tinian, Okinawa and in defense of New Zealand during the Solomon Island Guadalcanal campaign. When WWII ended and the Japanese surrendered in September, platoon Sergeant Adams was part of the original occupation forces that landed in Nagasaki shortly after the atomic bombing. Because of the exposure to radiation, Adams was considered to be an atomic survivor. A few weeks later, Adams was discharged at Great Lake Naval Station, December 8, 1945 and returned home to Kansas City, Missouri. There he met Betty Jean Bowersox from Hamilton, Missouri. The couple married March 16, 1946. Mr. Adams worked in the Accounting Department of Skelly Oil from 1946-1953. He began working fro the Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, a non-profit organization, operating hospitals and homes fro the aged. His last position there was Assistant General Superintendent. In 1962, he started his own business, I.M.C.C., working as a private consultant, advising hospitals and nursing homes. He ran for the Kansas State Senate in 1972. In 1980, he was the Hospital Administrator in Ellsworth, Kansas. He retired in 1988 while living in Salina, Kansas. Betty and H.E. moved to Springfield in 1994, and resided there at the time of his death. Survivors include his wife, Betty, daughters Karen Calnan and husband Craig of Joplin, Missouri, and son John Mark Adams and wife Nancy of Lamar, Missouri, Rebecca Martin of Lawrence Kansas, and Nancy Rivers and spouse Robert seven grandchildren: Amy Augustine, Tyler and Samuel Martin, Allison and Emily Adams, and Connor and Clare Rivers, and one sister, Marion R. Diamond of Lee's Summit, Missouri. Mr. Adams was a life member of the Second Marine Division Association, the V.F.W. and the American Legion. He was active in church and community organizations. Visitations will be Thursday, January 1 from 6-8 p.m. at the Greenlawn South Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 815 E. Plainview, Springfield on Friday, January 2 at 9:30 a.m. Military final rites will follow at the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri. Memorial contributions can be made to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Springfield, Missouri, or the Ozark Riverview Manor, Ozark Missouri.


Adams, Ida Melissa (Hughes) 9 Mar 1879 - 7 Oct 1955     CCR 13 Oct 1955 p4

[Note: Daughter of  Joseph A. & Elizabeth Jane (Burkhart) Hughes; married  9 Nov 1900 CCM David D. Adams 16 Jul 1879 - 16 Oct 1968 according to marriage record - or David C. according to tombstone]

Mrs. Ida Melissa Adams, 76, a lifelong resident of the Chadwick community, died at 12:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at her home in Chadwick after an illness of two months.

Mrs. Adams is survived by her husband, Dave; four daughters, Mrs. Icie Williams of Chadwick, Mrs. Virgie Horner of Keltner, Mrs. Ollie Anderson of Springfield and Mrs. Ina Boston of Burlington Junction; two sons, L. W. Adams of Springfield and Raymond E. Adams of Perris, Calif.; four sisters, Mrs. Minnie St. John, Mrs. Hattie Adams and Mrs, Myrtle Applegate of Sparta and Mrs. Rebecca Johnson of St. Joseph; three brothers, Houston Hughes of Eunice, Mo., Charles Hughes of Tarkio and Henry Hughes of Chadwick; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Chadwick Union Church by the Rev, Charles Shipman. Burial was in Old Boston Cemetery, east of Oldfield, under direction of Harris of Nixa. Pallbearers were Bert Nance, Clyde Allen, John Butler, Elmer Williams, Don Anderson and Basil Burkhart.


Adams, Infant Son 1935 - 13 Apr 1935 CCR 18 Apr 1935 p1

[Note: Son of Marshall & ? (?) Adams; no Missouri Death Certificate]

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshal Adams died at their home, 7 miles south of Ozark, Saturday night, April 13. Burial was made Sunday at Reed Springs under the direction of the Klepper Funeral Home.


Adams, Jacob C. 1856 -19 Sep 1940 CCR 26 Sep 1940 p1

[Note: Son of Elijah & Mary Jane "Polly" (Smith) Adams; married Martha]

Jacob Adams, 84, a lifelong resident of Keltner, died Thursday morning at the home of his son, Frank, following a lingering illness. Funeral services were held at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon in the Hall graveyard. The Rev. John W. Pruett of Dogwood officiating. Surviving are the widow, Martha; four daughters and seven sons. Three boys died before him. He also leaves 41 grandchildren, 56 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild, and a host of friends. Uncle Jake, as all knew him, was a brother of the late John Q. Adams of Sparta and he was the last of the Adams that came from Kentucky before the Civil War. Uncle Jake spent his entire life in Missouri. He is the father-in-law of Elder John T. Pruett of Keltner.


Adams, James Franklin 21 Apr 1861 - 18 Apr 1929 CCR 25 Apr 1929 p1

[Note: Son of  Leroy & Mary Ann (Cummings) Adams; married 21 Apr 1887 CCM Martha Ann “Mattie” Crain 15 Dec 1868 - 20 Jun 1965]

James F. Adams Answers Call

Passed Away at His Home, Last Thursday Night After Illness of Several Weeks -- Funeral Saturday

One of the sturdy pioneers of this section answered the call of death last Thursday night, when James F. Adams, aged 67 years, passed into the Great Beyond. He became ill several weeks ago and gradually weakened until about 8:15 o’clock Thursday night, April 18th, when the end came. He was born in this county near Sparta, moving to Ozark in 1887. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Adams, who were some of the first settlers of the county, locating here in 1833. Mr. Adams was always prominent in civic and county affairs. He served the county 16 years as county clerk and was a candidate for the republican nomination to Congress in 1924. He served as cashier of the Bank of Ozark for eight years, later becoming one of the organizers of the Ozark Abstract & Loan Company, in which organization he was active as secretary until seized by his last illness. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Mattie Adams, one daughter, Mrs. Nels Anderson of St. Louis and two sons, Dr. Ward Adams of Muskogee, Okla. And A. C. Adams of Ozark. The funeral services were held from the Ozark Christian church on Saturday afternoon, April 20th, with Rev. B. Frank West of Springfield officiating. Burial took place in the City Cemetery under the direction of T. B. Chaffin. Special music at the funeral services was furnished by Mrs. How Steele and Miss Helen Walker of Springfield. A quarter consisting of Mrs. H. V. Reid, Mrs. W. L. Hixson, Mr. A. C. Stice and C. P. Cox, also sang. The pallbearers were H. B. Johnson, John M. Pile, Chas. Shollenberger, Clay Jones, Cecil Bunch and T. R. Moore. The high esteem in which Mr. Adams lived and was held by his friends and loved ones  was exemplified by the beautiful flowers sent as a token of the appreciation of his life and their sadness at his departure. The entire front of the church was a mass of lovely blossoms, the casket literally buried beneath their foliage. Those from a distance attending the funeral services were: Mr. and Mrs. Luther Adams, Mrs. Caroline Adams and Miss Mattie Adams, of Kansas City and Mr. Nels Anderson of St. Louis.


Adams, James Henry “Jim” 29 Jan 1883 - 22 June 1965    CCR 1 Jul 1965 p1

[Note: Son of John & Margaret Lucinda “Lou” (Cook) Adams; married 30 Aug 1903 CCM Rose Lea Phipps 3 Oct 1885 - May 1980]

Funeral services for James H. Adams. 82 of Selmore, were at 2 p.m. Friday in Harris Chapel with burial in Selmore Cemetery. Mr. Adams died at 11 p.m. Tuesday in Connelly Nursing Home in Springfield following a long illness. He was a retired farmer and lifelong resident of the Selmore community. Survivors include his wife, Rose; five daughters, Miss Verda Adams of the home; Mrs. Wilma Warren, Greenville, Tex.., Mrs. Leora Johnson, El Paso, Tex., Mrs. Cleo White, Route 1, Ozark; and Mrs. Ruth Didier, St. Ann; five grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.


Adams, James W. 10 Jul 1885 - 30 May 1980 OH 5 Jun 1980 p9

[Note: Son of  John M.  & Louisa Jane ( ) Adams; married 18 Nov 1910 CCM  Ethel Beck Fisher  23 Nov 1894 - 8 May 1917; married  Bessie J. Bilyeu  11 Aug 1902 - 2 Jul 1988]

James W. Adams, 95, Ozark, died Saturday morning at his home after a short illness. A lifelong Ozark resident, he was a retired farmer and a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Bessie J.; two sons, Durward, Bellingham, Wash, and E. W., Peculiar; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Mary Rainey, Ozark. Services were held Tuesday in the Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Hubert Swearengin officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery

Adams, Jessica Lynn  3 Jun 1981 - 11 Feb 2006 CCH-N 1 Mar 2006

[Note: No SSDI found; possibly a granddaughter of Floyd & Lois Delana (Case) Adams]

            Jessica Lynn Adams, 24, of La Russell, died Feb. 11. Funeral as at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 16 in Bruner Cemetery.

Adams, Joan 12 Aug 1947 - 1 Oct 1978 OH 5 Oct 1978 p12

[Note: married Doyle Gene “Sonny” Adams 11 Oct 1944 - 1 Oct 1978]


Adams, Doyle Gene “Sonny” 11 Oct 1944 - 1 Oct 1978  OH 5 Oct 1978 p12

[Note: married Joan 12 Aug 1947 - 1 Oct 1978]


Adams, Brian 1967 - 1 Oct 1978 OH 5 Oct 1978 p12

[Note: Son of Doyle Gene “Sonny” & Joan ( ) Adams; no SSDI found]


Adams, Tony 1966 - 1 Oct 1978 OH 5 Oct 1978 p12

[Note: Son of Doyle Gene “Sonny” & Joan ( ) Adams; no SSDI found]

Funeral services were yesterday for the Doyle Gene Adams family of California, Mo. at the United Church of Christ. Members of the family, Doyle Gene 33, Joan 31, Tony 12 and Brian 11, were killed in an automobile accident on highway 87 near California last Sunday evening. The bodies were taken to Bolin Funeral Home and buried at High Point in California, Mr. Adams is survived by a brother Jerry of Tipton, Mo. and two sisters, Mrs. Jerry Morrison of Versailles, Mo. and Mrs. Harold Melton of Ozark


Adams, Joan 12 Aug 1947 - 1 Oct 1978 OH 5 Oct 1978 p12

[Note: married Doyle Gene “Sonny” Adams 11 Oct 1944 - 1 Oct 1978]


Adams, Doyle Gene “Sonny” 11 Oct 1944 - 1 Oct 1978  OH 12 Oct 1978 p12

[Note: married Joan 12 Aug 1947 - 1 Oct 1978]


Adams, Brian 1967 - 1 Oct 1978 OH 12 Oct 1978 p12

[Note: Son of Doyle Gene “Sonny” & Joan ( ) Adams; no SSDI found]


Adams, Tony 1966 - 1 Oct 1978 OH 12 Oct 1978 p12

[Note: Son of Doyle Gene “Sonny” & Joan ( ) Adams; no SSDI found]

Card of Thanks

We want to take this time to say thanks for the flowers, cards, food, and prayers during the tragic loss of the Doyle Adams family.  Mr. & Mrs. Harold Melton  Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Adams  Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Morrison  Mr. & Mrs. Joe Burkhart   Mr. & Mrs. Ray Burkhart.

Adams, Joe Dean 28 Nov 1931 - 6 Feb 2012 CCH-N 8 Feb 2012 on-line only

[Note: Son of Roy Lewis & Elsie Mae (West) Adams

            Mr. Joe Dean Adams, age 80, of Republic, Missouri, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday morning, Feb. 6, 2012, in his home with family at his side. He was born Nov. 28, 1931 in Bois D’Arc, Missouri, the son of Roy Lewis and Elsie Mae (West) Adams. He served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Joe was united in marriage to Ivon Friend on Aug. 14, 1953, and was a devoted husband and father, loving to spend time with his family and friends. He played an active role in raising his grandchildren and was adored by them all. Joe was a member of the Hood United Methodist Church in Republic, and the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local #178. For 35 years, Joe took great pride and enjoyment in his work at Ozark York. He was well known for his strong work ethic by his friends and comrades there. Joe also had a lifelong hobby of farming. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ivon, on Aug. 3, 2007; his parents; and two brothers. Joe is survived by his children and their spouses, Mike and Cecilia Adams, Naples, Fla., Patricia and Kenny Pope, Republic, and Carolyn and Steve Price, Willard; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Michael and Nancy Adams, Christina and Mike Meisenhelter, Isabella Adams, Tyler Adams, Joshua Pope, Sarah and Ryan Boatright, and Eric and Ashley Short; three great-grandchildren, Evan, Elina, and Adrianna Adams; and many other relatives and friends. The family expresses a special thanks to the Hospice Compassus caregivers, Kim, Connie, Teresa, Cole and Treva. A visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, also in the funeral home, with Pastor Monty Stratton officiating. Burial with military honors will follow the service in Clear Creek Cemetery, Springfield. Online condolences may be shared at

Adams, John 24 Nov 1853 - 2 Mar 1931 CCR 5 Mar 1931 p7

[Note: Son of William & Sarah J. (Hammond) Adams; married 28 Nov 1878 CCM Margaret Lucinda "Lou" Cook 3 Mar 1850 - 13 Dec 1918]

John Adams died March 2 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Landers of Highlandville, aged 77 years, 3 months and 7 days. He is survived by one son and one daughter, besides other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 6, at 2 p.m. in the Selmore church with Rev. Ross Carter officiating. Burial will be at the Selmore cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.


Adams, John 24 Nov 1853 - 2 Mar 1931 CCR 12 Mar 1931 p2

Again from out of the shadows of the afternoon there has appeared the dark angel of death, and has taken one of our beloved and honored citizens from our midst. John Adams came into this world on Nov. 24, 1853, and went fourth at the beck and call of the Angel of Death on March 2, 1931, to that mysterious realm that we long for dream of and hope home day to occupy with our lobed ones who have gone ahead that there might be more happiness and solace there. On Nov. 25, 1878, he took unto himself a wife, Martha Lucinda Cook. To this happy couple were born four children, Calvin, James, Martha, and Minnie. His loving wife and companion was called forth from this world Dec. 17, 1918, where she went to join her two children, Calvin and Minnie, who preceded her in her journey to the land where they shall never die. Besides the children who still survive, he leaves 14 grandchildren and three great grandchildren who will never

more know the comfort of their kind old grandfather and who will never grow reconciled to their great loss. Besides the relatives he leaves a great number of friends and neighbors who will always hold a pleasing memory for “Uncle John.” He early saw the “light” was converted and joined the Prospect Baptist church on Oct. 5, 1884. He remained a member of the Prospect church until the Selmore Baptist church was organized. It is pleasing to know that Uncle John was a charter member of this church and was instrumental in securing this monument to the religious life of this community. He was a devout and loyal Christian until the end, and those who knew him have no fear concerning his soul because they know that his soul has gone to the land of promise to dwell in the house of the Lord forever. God will take care of this children, and surely Uncle John was a child of God. His soul is resting in peace. He was a good neighbor, always ready to lend all possible aid and his kind and fatherly advice will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. It is hard to give him up but we are comforted by the words of cheer of the Lord Christ and secure in the knowledge that He went to prepare a place for Uncle John. He is now reposing in that haven of rest, where earthly cares and sorrow are no more, and with the knowledge of his memories we deliver him unto the hands of Him who made him, knowing we can trust Him to care for His children forever. Funeral services were held Friday, March 6, 1931, at 2 p.m. by Rev. Ross Carter in the Selmore church, with burial in Selmore cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin.


Adams, John D. 11 Jan 1861 - 4 Dec 1933 CCR 21 Dec 1933 p1

[Note: Son of Henry & ? Adams; married 2 Nov 1881 Martha A. Shipman 27 Mar 1861 - 18 Dec 1917]

Former resident of Christian county killed in Springfield last week when struck by car driver which failed to stop after accident.

John D. Adams, a former resident of Christian county, was killed in Springfield last week when struck by a hit-and-run driver. The Springfield Daily News gives the following account of the tragedy: Funeral services were conducted at 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon, Dec. 16, in the Herman H. Lohmeyer funeral home for John D. Adams, 72, who died Friday afternoon of injuries received when struck by a hit-and-run driver. Struck Monday afternoon, Dec. 11, while watching a group of men repair curbing on North Grant Avenue, the elderly man suffered a fractured skull. Witnesses said the driver of the car speeded up after knocking the aged man to the pavement. Police have not apprehended the driver of the machine. He is survived by two sons, Roy Adams, with whom he lived at 1925 N. Douglas Avenue, and Daniel Adams of Siloam Springs, Ark., and one brother, Sam Adams of Fayetteville, Ark. Born and raised near Sparta, Mr. Adams married Martha Ann Shipman in 1878. The couple farmed there and later moved to Aurora and then four years later to Springfield. Mrs. Adams died 17 years ago tomorrow. He was a member of the Christian church near Sparta. A carpenter and laborer, he had worked for many contractors during the time he had been here.


Adams, John M. 28 Jan 1852 - 19 Mar 1921 CCR 25 Mar 1921 p1

[Note: married Edith Bradley; married Louisa Jane 23 Jan 1848 - 19 Feb 1923; MODC #6508 gives little information - divorced, died Republic, MO; buried Wade Chapel - no info on parents; MODC gives 28 Jan 1852 birthdate, obit says 1853 but 1920 census has him born 1855]

Died At his home in Republic, Missouri, Saturday March 19th, 1921, Mr. J. M. Adams, aged 69 years, 1 month and 19 days. He was buried at the Wade chapel cemetery, Sunday, March 20th at 2:00 p.m. Deceased was born in Tennessee in 1852. He leaves a widow and six children, besides many kind friends and neighbors. The children are: Mrs. Ida Holt, Mrs. Louise Porter, Mrs. Mary Rainey, Mrs. Naomi Erwin, James W. Adams and Mr. Linville Adams. The children were all at his bedside when the end came, except James who had to leave for home Saturday afternoon, returning early Sunday morning.


Adams, John Quincy 17 Mar 1850 - 14 Feb 1932 CCR 18 Feb 1932 p2

[Note: Son of Elijah & Mary Jane "Polly" (Smith) Adams; married 13 Jan 1876 Mary Catherine Herrell 25 Apr 1857 - 24 Jun 1937; father of  Arch Adams 31 Oct 1876 - 15 Nov 1951; Martha Jane Alice “Mattie” (Adams) Swiers 14 Aug 1878 - 4 Nov 1955; William Calvin Adams 1 Oct 1879 - 23 Mar 1949; Charles Woodrow Adams 12 Dec 1882 - ;  Andrew Jackson “Jack” Adams 11 Oct 1884 - Oct 1941;  Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Adams) Chaudoin 17 Jun 1889 - ?; Carroll Barnes “Dick” Adams 1 Sep 1891 - 28 Jan 1956; Arthur Lee Adams 4 Feb 1895 - 11 Apr 1956; and Elsie (Adams) Fly 14 May 1898 - 17 Sep 1962]

John Quincy Adams, 81, life-long Ozarks farmer, died at his home at Sparta Sunday, Feb. 14. Mr. Adams was born in Kentucky, but came with his parents as a child to Douglas county where he was reared and spent his early manhood, except for four years at Fort Smith, AR, during the Civil War period. His people were Union, and his father and older brother were soldiers. The family returned to Douglas county in 1863. Mr. Adams moved to near Sparta 11 years ago and had lived there ever since. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Catherine Adams; nine children, Arch Adams of Arizona, Mrs. Mattie Swiers of Springfield, William Adams of Sparta, Charlie Adams of Aberdeen, WA, Jack Adams of Sparta, Mrs. Lizzie Chaudoin of Clifton, AZ, Carol Adams of Ozark, Arthur Adams of Oldfield and Mrs. Fred Fly of Chadwick, and by one brother, Jacob Adams, who lives near the Douglas-Christian county line on the Christian County side. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church at Sparta Tuesday afternoon at 2 with the Rev. Arthur Wilson of Springfield officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery at Sparta.


Adams, June (Young) Moody 2 Jun 1901 - 7 Aug 1986  OH 21 Aug 1986 p3

[Note: Daughter of John Dagbert & Sarah Ann (Lee) Young; married 3 Jun 1918 Alonzo Moody 3 Oct 1899 - 28 Mar 1969; married ? Adams]

Services for June Adams, 85, Clever, were held August 21 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with Bishop Ronald Matson officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery, Clever, under the direction of Ralph Thieme Funeral Home, Springfield. Mrs. Adams died August 14 in her home following a long illness. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Survivors include three sons, Harold Moody, Clever, Robert Moody, Oren, Utah, and Richard, Temecula, Calif.; one daughter, Patricia Bennett, Ogden, Utah; two sisters, Etta Hender, Oceanside, Calif. and Loveina Fuller, Williams, Ariz.; 20 grandchildren and 66 great grandchildren.


Adams, Larry Ray 17 Nov 1936 - 9 Jan 2004 CCH-N 20 Jan 2004

[Note: Son of Raymond & Fonda  (Van Hooser) Adams; married Margaret m/1 Western]

Larry Ray Adams, 67, Springfield, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004 in Springfield. He was born Nov. 17, 1936 in Niles, Calif., the son of Raymond and Fonda  (Van Hooser) Adams.  Adams graduated from Central High School in Springfield. He worked for Pitney-Bowes and later for Atlas Communications. He was a member of Sycamore Baptist Church. He never saw a stranger, and that stranger would soon become his friend. He was a blessing to the many people that loved him.  He was preceded in death by his father and a step-son, Stephen Craig Western.  Survivors include his wife, Margaret; three children, Mark Adams, Springfield, Allison Welsh and husband Lance, Memphis, Tenn., and Amy Boyd and husband Dave, Amarillo, Texas; a step-son, Keith Western and wife Diane, Burbank, Calif.; his mother, Fonda Adams, Ozark; 10 grandchildren; one step-grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 in Sycamore Baptist Church, 3146 S. Golden, Springfield. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa

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Adams, Leonard Earl 29 Jul 1908 - 31 Jan 1997 CCH-N 5 Feb 1998

[Note: Son of Bert & Bethena (Hursh) Adams; married 5 Jan 1926 Elvinia “Ella” Moody 6 Jan 1909 - 21 Dec 1996]

Earl Adams, 88, Sparta, died Friday, January 31., 1997, at his home. He was born July 29, 1908, in Chadwick and was the son of Bert and Bethena (Hursh) Adams. On January 5, 1926, he married Ella Moody, who preceded him in death on December 21, 1996. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Pearl Moody, and a brother, Delbert Adams. Survivors include: his daughter, Thelma Snook; a granddaughter, Linda Mullican and her husband, Randall; a great-grandson, Randy Lee Mullican; a sister-in-law, Goldie Adams; and a brother-in-law, Richard Moody, all of Sparta. Funeral services were Tuesday, February 4, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Greely Kirkpatrick and Dwayne Bray officiating. Burial was in Old Boston Cemetery.


Adams, Leonard Earl 29 Jul 1908 - 31 Jan 1997 OH 16 Jan 1986 p9


Adams, Elvinia “Ella” (Moody) 5 Jan 1909 - 21 Dec 1996 OH 16 Jan 1986 p9

[Note: Daughter of Moody, William Monroe & Sarah Catherine (McCullough) Moody; married 5 Jan 1926 Leonard Earl Adams 29 Jul 1908 - 31 Jan 1997]

Adams’ Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Earl and Ella Adams of Oldfield celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary January 5 with a family gathering. The Adams have one daughter, Thelma Snook and one granddaughter, Linda Snook. Earl Adams and Ella Moody were married January 5, 1926 in Ozark. Jan. 5 was also Mrs. Adams’ birthday.


Adams, Leonard M. 30 Sep 1921 - 24 Jun 1969   CCR 3 Jul 1969 p8

[Note: Son of Lloyd & Elsie (Spencer) Adams; married 22 Jun 1940 Genevieve McCauley 13 Sep 1920 - 15 Jun 2010]

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Harris Chapel here for Leonard M., Adams, 47, of Ozark who died at 7 p.m. Tuesday after a long illness. The Rev. Frances Bishop officiated. Burial was in Linden Cemetery


Adams, Leroy 1812 - 1 Jan 1900 CCR 11 Jan 1900

[Note: Son of  William & Olivia/Ovidia (Nowlin) Adams; married 2 Mar 1840 Mary Ann Cummings 15 Nov 1821 - 9 May 1891]

Leroy Adams died at his home near Sparta Monday, Jan. 1st, 1900, aged 89 years. Mr. Adams was born in Wilson county, Tenn. in 1812. At the age of 17, he came to Southwest Missouri, locating north of Springfield, in what was then Greene county, now Polk. In 1838 or 1839, he moved to the old Yoachum farm, west of Ozark, where he resided until 1849. While living here, he married Mary Ann Cummings of Warren county, Tenn. To them were born six children, John N., Leonard L., James F., Roxanna, and Josephine, all of whom are dead except Thomas D., better known as “Dock” and James F., our present county clerk. In 1849, Mr. Adams entered the land where he lived until his death. When he first came to this section, it was still the property of the Indians who, with the wild beasts, held undisputed possession. Mr. Adams was not only one of the pioneer settlers of this county but one of its most enterprising, substantial and respected citizens. In addition to his large farming interests, he was also engaged in business pursuits, at one time clerk in a store in Springfield, also in business at different times at Ozark, Linden and Sparta. In his younger days, he was a noted hunter, when game of all kind abounded. He was a staunch Republican always and a faithful member of the Baptist church. Our pioneers are fast crossing over to the other side but none of them have or can leave a greater record of work well done than Mr. Adams.


Adams, Lida A. (King) 7 Jul 1881 - 5 Dec 1964 CCR 17 Dec 1964 p1

[Note: Daughter of Nimrod N. & Delphia (Fletcher) King ; married 25 Dec 1898 William Calvin Adams  10 Sep 1879 - 4 Nov 1910]

Relatives here received word recently of the death of Mrs. Lida A. Adams, at her home in Ontario, Calif and burial was in Bellevue Mausoleum there. Her husband, the late Calvin Adams, was  a native of the Selmore community, and Mrs. Adams was the former Lida King of Selmore.


Adams, Linville L. 19 Jun 1879 - 8 Jun 1932 CCR 16 Jun 1932 p3

[Note: Son of John Nelson & Edith (Bradley) Adams; married 16 Feb 1899 Hattie M. Smith 1879 - ?; father of Nile L. Adams 07 Nov 1899 - Aug 1984; Katherine M. (Adams) McFall 23 Jul 1902 - Oct 1980; Linville L. Adams, Jr. 1909 - ?]

The passing of Linville L. Adams at his home in Kansas City on Wednesday of last week, is the passing of another Christian county boy who had gone to the city and made good. Linville was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Adams and was born and reared in the vicinity north of Sparta. While yet living in this county he was married to Miss Hattie Smith. About 30 years ago he went to Kansas City and there made good in the business and civic life of that metropolis. He passed away at his home in Kansas City on Wednesday, June 8, at the age of 52 years. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Hattie M. Adams, a daughter, Mrs. R.L. McFall of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; 2 sons, L.L. Adams, Jr., of the home address and Nile L. Adams of 722 Ward Parkway, Kansas City. Funeral services were held from the First Baptist church in Kansas City on Friday, June 10, at 3 p.m., with burial in the Moriah cemetery.


Adams, Lloyd O. 24 Apr 1905 - 30 Jan 1978 OH 2 Feb  1978 p8

[Note: Son of Emery & Laura (Harvill) Adams; married Elsie M. Spencer 1905 - ?; married Alice; grandson of Jacob C. “Elijah“ & Martha A. (Mackey) Adams]

Lloyd O. Adams, 72 of Portland, Oregon died Monday, January 30 at 2:30 p.m. in Woodland Park Hospital, where he had been a patient for 10 days. Mr. Adams was a native and long time resident of Christian County where he grew up and attended school. He had been living in Portland for the past 35 years. He had retired from the Pinkerton Detective Agency about 5 years ago. Survivors include his wife Alice of the home and one son, Harold of Rt. 1, Rogersville; a brother, Preston of Omaha, Nebr.; one half brother, Robert Adams of the state of Calif.; two half-sisters, Dorothy and Deloris of Calif. and Idaho; and three grandsons, Dale, Mike and Bruce of Ozark, Mo. and three great grandchildren. Funeral services and burial will be in Portland.


Adams, Lloyd O. 24 Apr 1905 - 30 Jan 1978 OH 9 Feb  1978 p12

OZARK - Word has been received here of the death of Christian County native, Lloyd O. Adams, 72, Portland, Oregon Monday, in Woodland Park Hospital, where he had been a patient for 10 days. A long time resident of Christian County, Mr. Adams had been living in Portland for the past 35 years. He retired from the Pinkerton Detective Agency about 5 years ago. Survivors include his wife Alice of the home and one son, Harold of Rt. 1, Rogersville; a brother, Preston of Omaha, Nebr.; one half brother, Robert Adams of the state of Calif.; two half-sisters, Dorothy and Deloris of Calif. and Idaho; and three grandsons, Dale, Mike and Bruce of Ozark, Mo. and three great grandchildren. Funeral services and burial were in Portland.


Adams, Lois Delena (Case) 28 Nov 1929 - 2 Jan 2002  CCH-N 9 Jan 2002

[Note: Daughter of Truman & Walba (Alexander) Case; married Floyd Adams 12 Apr 1929 - 28 Jun 1981]

Lois Delena Adams, age 72, of Garrison, died Jan. 2, 2002, in her home. She was born Nov. 28, 1929, the daughter of Truman and Walba (Alexander) Case. She was married to Floyd Adams who preceded her in death in 1991. An infant son, Aaron Dale Adams; two brothers, Marlin and Kenneth Case; and a sister, Joyce Applegate, also preceded her in death. Always independent, Adams farmed until recently. She made clothing and many quilts for her family. Survivors include: Two sons, Paul Adam and wife Jeannie, Crane, and Dwayne Adams and wife Rhonda, Garrison; six grandchildren, Jessica, Jennifer, Ryan, Matthew, Stacey and Samantha; three step-grandchildren, Rhonda, Ashley and Kimberly; a great-granddaughter, Shayna; a brother, Clifford Case, Garrison; a sister, June Boyd, Bradleyville; and many other relatives. Funeral services were Jan. 6 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Gene Riddings officiating. Burial was in Garrison Cemetery.


Adams, Loman Harold “Buddy” 11 Feb 1913 - 17 Feb 1988 OH 25 Feb 1988

[Note: Son of Andy & Ettie J. (Gray) Adams]

Loman H. Adams., 75, of Springfield, died Feb. 17 at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Services for Mr. Adams were held Saturday at Greenlawn Funeral Home South, with the Rev. Joseph Hellyer officiating. Burial was in Old Boston Cemetery, near Oldfield. Mr. Adams was born Feb. 11, 1913, to Andy and Ettie J. (Gray) Adams. "Buddy," as he was known to all his friends, was a well-known businessman in Ava, later moving his business and home to Ozark. He was also a widely known minister, Bible teacher, and church correspondent devoting his entire life to the work of the Lord. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Arthur, Lora and Ray Donald Adams; and two sisters, Ruth Lavern Adams and Juanita Jo Adams. He is survived by two sisters, Meda Fern Adams and Arga Fay Goin; nieces and nephews; one aunt, Clara Hursh; cousins, and a host of friends.


Adams, Lonnie 1905 - 15 Jan 1911 MO DC#5659

[Note: Son of Ezekiel & Lizzie (Hall) Adams; died Bruner Twp  CCM of traumatic meningitis; buried Maggard Cemetery; no obit found]

Adams, Loyd  12 Apr 1929 - 13 Jan 2012 CCH-N 18 Jan 2012 & SN-L 17 Jan 2012 & CCH-N 18 Jan 2012
[Note: Son of Mark V. & Rosie (Robinson) Adams; married 9 Oct 1949 Gloria J. Jones]
            Loyd Adams, 82, Anderson, died Jan. 13, 2012. Loyd was born April 12, 1929, in rural Christian County, the son of Mark V. and Rosie (Robinson) Adams. On Oct. 9, 1949, he married Gloria J. Jones. The family lived on a farm and raised 10 children. Loyd was a 25 year member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 1127 and lived on his farm 42 years near Anderson. Loyd was preceded in death by his parents; his identical twin, Floyd Adams; three sons, Jim Adams, Keith Adams and David Adams; a grandson, Joseph Adams; and five sisters, Hattie Adams, infant, Isabelle Johnston, Lula Henry, Gertrude Perryman, and Ann Davidson. Survivors include: His wife of 62 years, Gloria J. Adams; two daughters, Sue Adams, Neosho and Nancy Burnett, Seneca; two brothers, Everett Adams, Springfield and Joe Adams, Springfield; two sisters, June Short, Springfield and Betty Hedgepeth, Marionville; seven grandchildren, Heather Adams, Gayla Wright, Tammy Nunnenkamp, Michelle Adams, Priscilla Adams, Rebekah Burnett and Bradley Burnett; four great grandchildren; Ty Nunnenkamp, Tucker Nunnenkamp, Garon Wright and Cameron Adams; and many nephews and nieces. A service will be held at noon Jan. 17, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Steve Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Hopedale Cemetery, Ozark. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 17 in the funeral home.

Adams, Louisa Jane 23 Jan 1848 - 19 Feb 1923 CCR 2 Mar 1923 p1

[Note: married John M. Adams; no family info on MO DC]

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank our neighbors and friends for their kind assistance rendered during the illness and death of our dear mother and grandmother: also do we thank Drs. Young and Wade for their medical assistance and also for the floral offerings.

Mr. J. W. Adams and son  Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Holt and family  Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Delisle and family  Mr. and Mrs. Berry Porter and family  Mr. and Mrs. John Rainey and family  Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gibson and family.


Adams, Lucy Jane (Fitzgarrell) 11 May 1921 - 24 Mar 2008 SN-L 26 Mar 2008 & CCH-N 2 Apr 2008

[Note: Daughter of Roy & Millicent (  ) Fitzgarrell; married Stanley H. Adams]

Lucy Jane Adams, age 86, of Ozark, passed away Monday, March 24, 2008. She was born May 11, 1921, in Bonanza, Ark., the daughter of Roy and Millicent Fitzgarrell. She was united in marriage to Stanley H. Adams. Mrs. Adams was a member of Ozark United Methodist Church, where she was involved in many activities and served as a volunteer. She was also a member of Ozark Chapter #98, Order of the Eastern Star. She loved her flower garden and enjoyed arranging them for others. Survivors include three children and their spouses, Anita and Clarence Masters, North Augusta, S.C., Ronald and Sue Adams, Jefferson, Md. and Arnold and Diane Adams, Kimberling City, Mo.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Austin Fitzgarrell, New Orleans, La., and John Fitzgarrell, Stillwell, Kan.; and a sister, Lois Parland and husband, Roger, Pittsburg, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Jane Gibbs; two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 28, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in the afternoon in Mount Lebanon Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, in the funeral home, with an Eastern Star Service at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Ozark United Methodist Church.


Adams, Margaret L. (Goodnight) 5 Apr 1861 - 29 Mar 1944 CCR 6 Apr 1944 p1

[Note: Daughter of Franklin & Caroline (Swearengin) Goodnight; married 1878 George W. Adams]

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret L. Goodnight Adams, 82, who died March 29 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jim Robison at Sparta, were March 31 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Rev. John Pruitt officiating, with burial in Huff Cemetery under direction of the Sparta Funeral Home, Rathbun & Chaffin. She was united in marriage to George W. Adams in 1878 and to this union were born 11 children. Her husband and three children preceded her in death. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. W.E. Nelson, Keltner, Mrs. Joel Maggard, Carthage, Mrs. J.M. Robison, Sparta, Mrs. J.F. Pippin, Mrs. T.B. Playmate; three sons, Aud Adams, Ongo, Sike Adams, Augusta, Kans., and Jess Adams, Lyons, Kans.; a half-sister, Mrs. Rachel Bookout, Fresno, Calif., and other relatives. She was converted early in life, joining the Antioch Baptist Church, later transferring her membership to the High Lonesome Church, of which she remained a faithful member.


Adams, Mark Anthony 21 Aug 1963 - 8 Jan 1980   OH 17 Jan 1980 pB4

[Note: Son of F. Dean & Nina Sue (  ) Adams]

Services for Mark Anthony Adams, 16, Springfield, were held last Friday at Harris Chapel, Ozark with the Rev. Garland Brown officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery north of Ozark. Mr. Adams died in a hospital in Columbia after a long illness. He was a sophomore at Hillcrest High School. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Nina Sue Adams, Springfield; his father, F. Dean Adams, Springfield; two brothers, Rick, Ozark and Mike, Billings; two sisters, Mrs. Kimberley Mahan, Springfield and Miss Lori Adams of the home; and his grandmother, Mrs. Edith Adams, Springfield


Adams, Mark Vince 15 May 1900 - 11 Nov 1958 CCR 20 Nov 1958 p8

[Note: Son of Jacob C. & Eliza Ann (Claussen) Adams: married Rosie C. Robertson 12 Jul 1905 - 27 Dec 1986]

Funeral services for Mark Vince Adams, 58 who died at his home in Ozark on Tuesday November 11 were held Saturday with Rev. Floyd Hanks officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery under direction of Chaffin. He was a lifelong resident of the Ozark community. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Rosie Adams; four sons, Everett Adams and Joe Adams of the home; Lloyd Adams and Floyd Adams, both of California; six daughters, Miss Kay Adams of the home; Mrs. Lula Henry and Mrs. Obalean Davidson, both of Ozark, Mrs. Gertie Perryman of Springfield, Mrs. Betty Hedgpeth of Nixa and Mrs. George Johnston of  California; 12 grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Zetta Daugherty of Ozark.


Adams, Martha Ann “Mattie” (Crain) 15 Dec 1868 - 20 Jun 1965   CCR 24 Jun 1965 p1

[Note: Daughter of Arthur Charles & Martha A. (Kerchner) Crain; married 21 Apr 1887 CCM James Franklin Adams   21 Apr 1861 - 18 Apr 1929

Mrs. Martha “Mattie” Adams, 96, of Ozark, died Sunday morning in St. John’s Hospital. A lifelong resident of Ozark, Mrs. Adams was an organizer of the first club for women in the community, the Shakespeare Club, founded in the 1890s. She was a charter member and past president of the Ladies Literary Club and a member of the Eastern Star and of the Ozark Garden Club. She was also associated with the Bank of pany (SIC - obviously something was left out of printed obit) with her husband, the late J. F. Adams for a number of years. Mrs. Adams, a member of the Ozark First Christian Church, is survived by a son, Dr. Ward A. Adams, of 2416 South Kickapoo, Springfield; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Anderson, Ozark; three grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; a brother, James Crain, Springfield and a sister, Mrs. Inez Dryden, Springfield. Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Harold Mayes officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery.


Adams, Martha C. (Brimhall) 1 Feb 1855 - 5 Jun 1929 CCR 13 Jun 1929

[Note: Daughter of Joseph & Caroline (Butcher) Brimhall; married 1871 Calvin Adams 4 Nov 1852 - 1 Feb 1928; no stone in Selmore Cemetery; no record in Chaffin Funeral Home records; no MO DC found]

Martha C. Brimhall Adams was born February 1, 1855 and departed this life June 5, 1929, aged 74 years, 4 months and 4 days, She as married to Calvan Adams in 1871, he preceding her in death 1 year, 4 months and 4 days. She professed faith in Christ when but a girl and united with Prospect Church of this county. She was a member of that church at death, having lived a consistant Christian life till death. She leaves to mourn her departure one brother, John Brimhall of Weatherford, Texas, and several nephews and nieces of Texas, and John Adams, Susie Adams, brother and sister-in-law of Selmore, Mo. and many other relatives and friends to mourn her departure. She died at her home at Eureka Springs, Arkansas. T. B. Chaffin of Ozark was called to prepare the body and return it to Selmore where funeral services were held June 7th at the Selmore Baptist church at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. Albert Hanks, with burial under direction of T. B. Chaffin.

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