STATESBORO - Mr. Charles Eugene Adams, age 82, passed away early Monday after a brief illness. The Tift County native had lived in Statesboro for many years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Men and Crusaders Sunday School class, where he served as treasurer for many years. He was a veteran of World War II, spent most of his adult life in the grocery business and was retired from T.J. Morris Company. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lillian Trimble and Patrick Polk Adams; three brothers, E.V. (Buddy) Adams, Lester Adams and J.P. Adams; two sisters, Geraldine Joiner and Mary Elizabeth Dougherty; and his beloved grandson, Charles Russell Whitaker.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth (Betty) Hall Adams; two daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth Darby Benson and Dr. Robert Benson Jr. and Jessica Leigh Whitaker and Ken Whitaker, all of Statesboro; his grandchildren, Robert Benson III of Savannah, Bess Benson Toussaint, and her husband, Nick Toussaint, of Charleston, S.C.; Laura Whitaker Howard. and her husband, Andrew Howard. of Smyrna, Ga.; one sister, Patricia Adams Devane of Crystal River, Fla.; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Hall of Jacksonville, Fla., Mr. and Mrs. Leon C. Hall of Rock Hill, S.C., and Katherine Hall of Tifton, Ga.; and many loving nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Statesboro First United Methodist Church and officiated by his nephew, the Rev. Charles P. Adams.
The body will lie in state in the sanctuary of the church from 1-2 p.m.
Burial will be in Eastside Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be his nephews.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Crusaders Sunday School Class.
Remembrances may be made to First United Methodist Church, 101 South Main Street; Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, Ga. 30459; or to Epworth-By-The-Sea, 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, Ga. 31522.
Hodges-Moore Funeral Home of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.
Statesboro Herald, September 10, 2008
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