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Raymond Curtis Adams

WILLIAMSBURG - Raymond Curtis Adams, 75, retired Dun and Bradstreet executive, passed away at home in Williamsburg, Va., on Dec. 15, 2002. A native of Vanceboro, N.C., Ray always had fond memories of his years at UNC-Chapel Hill where he graduated in the class of 1950. He served in the US Navy during WWII as a Hospital Corpsman and later as a Supply Corps Officer when he was recalled to active duty during the Korean Conflict. Hired by Dun and Bradstreet in 1953, Ray's management contributions grew as he accepted increasingly challenging assignments to manage offices in Lynchburg, Va., Charlotte, N.C., Miami, Fla., San Francisco, Calif., St. Louis, Mo., and Atlanta, Ga. In 1976 he was promoted to Sr. VP in New York, NY. Ray enjoyed staying active in local Rotary Clubs. He was President- Sales and Marketing Executives in Miami, Fla. A resident of Williamsburg, Va., since 1988, Ray has been active in church and community activities. Serving as an elder in the Presbyterian Church, Ray represented the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia in the site selection and start up of a new church, Stone House Presbyterian. A resident of Ford's Colony, Ray helped to develop the Men's Golf Association. He also served as a member of the advisory board of the Ford's Colony Homeowner Association. During his retirement, Ray has enjoyed golfing, international traveling and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Margaret Holland Adams; his children, Carol, Jeff, Paul, their spouses and his six grandchildren, Anna, Chelsea, Bethany, Savannah, Joe, and Ben. He is also survived by his brothers, Linwood and David Earl, and their families. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday evening at the residence. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 21,at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Williamsburg Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 215 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185 or to the charity of your choice. Memorials may be registered online at www.nelsenfh.com.

Funeral Home

Nelsen Funeral Home - Williamsburg
3785 Strawberry Plains Rd. Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 565-1141

Published in Daily Press on Dec. 18, 2002
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