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U.S. Army IRAQ - Pvt. Algernon Adams of North Augusta entered into rest Tuesday, October 28, 2003 in Iraq. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at 1 p.m. at First Shiloh Baptist Church with Rev. Willie L. James officiating. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery. PV2 Adams, a native of Augusta, was a 1985 graduate of Butler High School. He was a member of 122nd Brigade National Guard Unit, Aiken, activated in March 2003 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Survivors are his wife, Rosa Adams; three sons, Sharod Adams, Kansas, Lachadrick Freeman, Norricco Freeman, Clarks Hill; four daughters, Arista Freeman, Louisiana, April Adams, Nonregal Adams, Augusta, Allisha Adams, North Augusta; parents, Bobby and Colopia Ann Brown, Augusta, Eugene and Naomi Adams, Philadelphia, Pa.; sisters, Dedrey Shepherd, Augusta, Naomi Adams, Nakea Fuller, Philadelphia, Pa.; brothers, Varain McMillian, Augusta, Nicholas Adams, Philadelphia, Pa.; grandmother, Lula Bell Brown, Augusta; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Williams Funeral Home, 2945 Old Tobacco Road, Hephzibah.

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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Nov. 3, 2003.
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March 23, 2015
In Gods kingdom government there will be no wars.
Isaiah 2:4
October 22, 2014
October 22
To the Adams family and friends. Please find comfort in knowing that God cares and understands your pain Isa. 40:29 you have my deepest sympathy.
July 7, 2014
Thinking of you old friend.
Darren Lacen
October 4, 2013
To the family and friends of Pvt. Algernon Adams:
It has truly been my honor to sign Algernon's guest book these past few years. Unfortunately, due to complications from my Multiple Sclerosis, this may be the last message I'm able to write. Please forgive me and know that Algernon will always be remembered in my home.
With love and respect ~ Peggy
Peggy Childers
January 28, 2013
janet elizondo
December 30, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
November 22, 2012
October 28, 2012
To the family and friends of Pvt. Algernon Adams:
Always remembering Algernon. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
August 28, 2012
Pvt. Adam deserves a candle light, gone but not Forgotten. Many tears have been sheded but not invain neither for sadness but in loving memory of a love one. We all look forward for world peace. Please read (Ps 46:9,John 17:3)
July 19, 2012
To The Adams Family with our deepest


2 Kings4: 32-37
Mary Kanada
May 30, 2012
Sgt.David O'Steen
March 23, 2012
Although I did not know your loved one personally I honor this man who made the ultimate sacrifice. Blessings to all his children.
October 28, 2011
To the family and friends of Pvt. Algernon Adams:
Please accept my remembrance of Algernon on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
August 30, 2011
To the families of our American Heroes,

I want to thank each of you for your personal sacrifices on behalf of my family and America.
May God comfort your souls and bring peace in your hearts that your loss is not in vain.
God Bless our valiant warriors families in the ages to come.

RIP courageous ones!
Psalm 25:20
Julio Rodriguez
May 30, 2011
Thanks PVT. ALGERNON ADAMS for your service,May GOD Bless your Family.
Debra Lane
May 27, 2011
Thanks Pvt.Algernon.
Perry Jeannie
May 13, 2011
January 14, 2011
Your legacy will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew you and shared in your struggle to protect our country and the ultimate sacrifice you gave so that we can be grateful for what we have. Your family, friends, loved ones and fellow soldiers will stay in my thoughts and prayers.
A Proud Military Mom.
Elizabeth Raab
October 28, 2010
To the family and friends of Pvt. Algernon Adams:
Remembering Algernon on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers
December 22, 2009
”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to the hero’s Mother, Father and/or spouse. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,850 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
This is a gift! We have some wonderful sponsors who help with the costs, and only want you know that we care.
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna Kay
October 28, 2009
God bless your family for Algernon's supreme sacrifice.
Dorothy Burney
September 17, 2009
Thank you sir for your sacrifice to our country. May God Keep You Safe Forever. RIP
April 13, 2009
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Bruce Andrews
December 25, 2008
Merry Christmas Algernon. Rest in peace my friend.
Travis Jones
October 29, 2008
In Memory of Algernon ~ (Debra Estep)
Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.

The Wind on The Downs

“I like to think of you as brown and tall,
As strong and living as you used to be,
In khaki tunic, Sam Brown belt and all,
And standing there and laughing down at me.
Because they tell me, dear, that you are dead,
Because I can no longer see your face,
You have not died, it is not true, instead
You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe;
I hear you laughing as you used to do,
Yet loving all the things I think of you;
And knowing you are happy, should I grieve?
You follow and are watchful where I go.”

(Written by Marian Allen during World War l )

Two lines that I wish you to keep near your heart…….

“You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe”

I did not know Algernon, but I am remembering
his service and sacrifice. He is my hero. !

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Other Side

i'm over on the other side
where life and death softly divide.
left my skin and bones behind
now i'm over on the other side.

can you feel me there with you?
my breath is gone but i'm not through.
loved you then and i still do
from over on the other side.

i can fly. really fly.
below the earth ... all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

it's good here on the other side.
the sweetest songs...the bluest skies.
thank you for the tears you cried
but it's good here on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth...all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side

the world is smaller than a needle's eye.
where life and death softly divide.
when you leave your skin and bones behind
i'll be waiting on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth ... all through the sky.
go tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

Song lyrics by Don Conoscenti
C Desert Muse/SESAC
(Used with permission)

“I hope it brings great comfort to any and all.
Peace on you. DonCon” 4-2008

The Other Side –
(To hear the song)


Deb Estep ~ Ohio
Proud Air Force Mom SSgt Vince – Lackland AFB
Proud Air Force MIL SrA Dana – Randolph AFB

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October 25, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
C. Barnes
October 15, 2008
Dear Brave Pvt. Algernon Adams,

Life gives us much unhappiness with all of the beauty. That you are gone is proof of this. You leave behind a mother who adored you and a wife who misses you dearly. And you've left us behind as well. You sound as though you had many paths to walk, but you chose to serve your country. You've paid the ultimate price for this decision and we thank you for your sacrifice. Now, you can rest in peace, son of a grateful nation. When the call rang out you answered it with your head held high and you did what was expected of you. We, your fellow citizens celebrate your courage and devotion to us and the cause you supported. And Heaven receives another brave soul.
James M. Koster
September 28, 2008
To the family of Pvt. Adams. Please know on this Gold Star Mothers day our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We will not forget.
SC coordinator Home of the Brave Quilt Project
Lynn Kennedy
September 13, 2008
To the family of Pvt. Algernon Adams:
Algernon gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers
May 29, 2008
Thank you for your service to our country.God bless you and your family!!
May 29, 2008
We are so grateful for your service for our safety and freedom!
April 21, 2008
To the family of Pvt. Algernon Adams, our prayers are with you for your loss. What he has done for our country and our freedom will not be forgotten. May God bless your family.
March 14, 2008
to the adams family,
we have never met but i just came across pvt. adams name.
we also lost our son i iraq in 2005.
please know your family will be in our prayers.
December 25, 2007
To: Mrs Ann Brown

I was reading the Guest Book for your son Algernon, and I was deeply moved. I am a mother and a grandmother, but I have never experienced the loss of a child. I can remember my father saying, when my baby brother died, that there is nothing that can compare to losing a child!

I have been in the Ministry since 1979, and have dealt with death on several occasions. It never gets easier, just bearable because of Christ! To know that Algernon "...will never know pain and suffering again"....! To know that God "...has wiped away all tears from his eyes..." in cause to rejoice!

In 2004 God blessed me with a "personalized" tape ministry for our troops. I consider it an "honor" to do what I do. As I always say, there are not enough hours in a day or ways to say "thank you" for all the sacrifices! To know that he has a Purple Heart is awsome! I dodn't know Algernon, but if I did, he would have been one of mind.

I will FOREVER "Salute" Pvt Algernon Adams!

I am trusting God to restore joy and peace in your family. Life at its longest is short, and we must thank God for the time that he shared Algernon with you.

May the Angels of God be forever encamped around you, Lisa and all of your loved ones protecting you from seen and unseen danger. All of your tomorrows are in God's hands!

Stay strong and encouraged. God requires that we "...bear one anothers burdens, thus fulfilling the laws of Christ..." You are never alone!

Yours in Christ,

Minister Florence Duckett
Rose of Sharon Ministries, ltd

Please see:
Minister Florence Duckett
November 26, 2007
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Pvt Adams!
November 11, 2007
To the family of Pvt. Algernon Adams:
Algernon gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers
October 3, 2007
To a hero:
THANK YOU so much for all that you have done. You were truly a angel on earth.My sympanthy to the whole family. And thank you for allowing us to contiune to have this freedom that we get to enjoy each and every day. For every fallen soldier there is a star in the heavens and I will countiune to bow my head and pray.
R.I.P Angel
July 26, 2007
I want to thank you for your courage and bravery in standing up for what you believe in. May your soul rest in peace.
Althea B
July 7, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Pvt Adams and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
July 4, 2007
I am truly sorry for your loss, and pray that God will continue to watch over you and bring you peace.
Debbie Perkins
June 22, 2007
I would like to send out my condolences to your family. My heart goes out to you. God watch out over all of you.
Richard Sallese
June 8, 2007
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Deborah Anderson
May 31, 2007
To the Family

We are so so so sorry to hear of your loss. We know it has to be painful. There is a scripture in the Bible that may help your family to cope with the death of a loved one. Isaiah 2:4 states that "God will certainly render judgment among the nations and set matters straight respecting many peoples. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they learn war anymore." God will see to it that war will not exist and no one will have to fight. I hope these words bring you comfort during this time. We send our condolences out to you and your family at this time.
Jerry and Shanita Jones
May 21, 2007
I am so sorry for your lost. I will pray for you. Stay strong and keep the faith.
Ashonda Reese
May 3, 2007
We are sorry it took us so long to post an entry for your family member. We are trying to catch up after locating this website. God Bless Legacy.com for allowing us to honor these heros.

We can't imagine what you have been going through since being notified of the death of your Warrior. The Military and families all over the USA and world are grieving with you and praying for you. What a very brave individual you have in your family that would give up a life for their homeland and its people so they can remain free. Your Freedom Fighter has served the Country above and beyond the call of duty, let no one ever tell you different. With the mission now completed your Warrior has been redeployed to Heaven to sit on the right hand of the Supreme Commander and Chief. The Father above has Algernon in his arms and will give him peace as well as eventually easing your pain and suffering. God speed to you and Pvt. Algernon Adams, our HERO. We are so proud of them that are willing to sacrifice for this great Nation, THANK YOU.

Army Retired
Cory and Mary Orvik
April 29, 2007
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.

Nancy Sahlberg
April 19, 2007
May the God of mercy, the God of Grace, He who is rich in love and care bring to each of you, Adams family, His consoling peace. Algernon's sacrifice shall never be forgotten and shall be appreciated by all who love the freedom he died to protect.
Rest in peace, brave soldier.
Hamlet Canosa
April 10, 2007
Pvt. Algernon Adams
you are my hero
may god keep you in his arms forever.
Gary Allain
March 15, 2007
We are so sorry for your loss.May God bless you with comfort and peace.

In loving memory of our nephew
Spec Philip Cody Ford
KIA Baghdad 10-Dec-2006
Ron and Kim Baker
March 10, 2007
Dear Family of Algernon Adams, I will be going to Albany, NY on March 19th to express my desire for the war to end. I will be carrying a poster with Algenon's name. He will be remembered and honored
Alice Radosh
January 22, 2007
May God continue to bless you and your family and may we never forget the sacrifices made on our behalf.
Torsha Perry
January 14, 2007
I am so sorry for the loss of Pvt. Algernon Adams. Will the Sisters and brothers , please contact me, I am the Founder of Gold Star Siblings, and I have something for you.
God Bless.
Karen Hickman
January 8, 2007
My heartfelt sympathy to the Adams family in the loss of Algernon. I did not know Algernon, but my heart is broken and I am saddened for your loss of such a fine young person and hero. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers. My heart was touched by the many wonderful/beautiful things written about you. Algernon it has been over three years since you were taken. You are my hero and you will NEVER be forgotten.
I send each of you a hug from the most inner part of my heart.
Love and Peace

To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
Tom Gugliuzza-Smith
October 28, 2006
Paying tribute to Pvt. Algernon Adams on this 3rd anniversary of the day he gave his life for our country and our freedom, with a multitude of thanks to this Young Hero for his service.
Rest Well Algernon in the Hands of God.
You will never be forgotten.
You have paid the Ultimate Price for so many.
As with my brother, whom I lost in Vietnam, you will always be loved and missed by everyone whose life you touched.

For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
2 Corinthians 5:1

May your memories of Algernon, live in your heart always.
I am deeply sorry for your loss.
Garnet Jenkins
October 24, 2006
Thanks for making the ultimate sacrifice.
October 21, 2006
The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear. Please know that we share your grief, and our prayers are with you. THANK YOU for serving our country. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!
Shirley & Joseph Siravo
September 14, 2006
Paying tribute to Pvt. Algernon Adams thank you for your dedication and service to our country and making the ultimate sacrifice so that we may continue living in a free country. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You will never be forgotten. God Bless you
Sherry Breeden
August 5, 2006
May God bless your family in their time of grief. My wife died in the world trade center and I feel a loss everytime I hear of a brave soldier losing their life to protect mine and my sons.
April 10, 2006
My condolences to the Adams family.
Algernon may you rest in peace. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom. You have earned your golden halo and wings. May you continue to soar in the heavenly clouds up above.
Pat Canfall
March 21, 2006
i dont know how it feels to lose a famaly member but it must feel very differnt to not have him there but it is because of mr.Algernon Adams that my freedom in america continues and i am very greatful for what he has done.

Dvonn Reaneu
forest glen middle school
coral springs FL.
Dvonn Reneau
March 21, 2006
Every year we personally thank everybody who fights for our country and us. We pray to God that yall wouldn't give up on us and that yall would survive. Thanks for everything you have done for us.

Matthew DiMuro & Peterson Jean
Forest Glen Middle School
Coral Springs, Florida
March 21, 2006

March 21, 2006
I am so sorry for your loss .Even tought i dont know him he will always be in my heart. sincerely,
Shelby Ledbetter
Forest glen Middle
Coral springs Fl
Shelby Ledbetter
March 21, 2006
Dear the Adams family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Even though I did not know him, God bless him and the rest of your family.

warm reguards,
katie knights
forest glen middle school
Katie Knights
March 20, 2006
I am so sorry for your losss. May God bless you in all that you do in God's eyes. May God take you and bring you towards him.
Davis Sloan
March 7, 2006
To the family of Pvt. Algernon Adams,
I want to tell you how sad I was upon hearing about the loss of your loved one, Algernon. God bless him. He is a true American Hero. I will remember him and all his family in my thoughts and prayers. Please take care of each other.
John Whitmore
February 17, 2006
Thank you for defending our freedom.
October 30, 2005
The Wallum family
wallum family
October 24, 2005
God Bless our military and their families!! (Jamie,Navy wife)
Jamie Graves
October 2, 2005
it takes much courage and moral fibre to stand up and be counted and that is what this young man did.heroes,like Algernon NEVER EVER die. God Bless you and your family
paul sidaway
September 19, 2005
Praise you brave soldier.
Linda Sweeney
September 11, 2005
For the family and friends of Pvt. Algernon Adams. My heart goes out to you all across the miles. I am sorry for your devastating loss. I know that words cannot bring your hero back but words are all I have. May GOD bless you as you deal with the pain of losing such a brave and fine young man.
Mary Marcucci
August 26, 2005
Thank you for making a difference.
Anthony McKinnon
August 12, 2005
May God Bless and comfort the Family of "Pvt. Adams". Thank God for young men like Pvt. Adams who fought for our freedom!
Susan Wilkerson
August 7, 2005
August 6, 2005
Wanda Cobb
July 5, 2005
I want to say first of all how proud of this young man and I'm so very sorry for his families loss. I want the family to know that I am very proud of each and every person who fights for our rights here and gives us the freedom to live like we live. I have a brother right now serving in Kwait and I worry each and every day for him and everyone over there. I want to say that you have a very special place in my heart and thank you very much.
Mechelle Weyer
June 28, 2005
We appreciate you for your courage and and your vision of a more beatiful world!
Eddie, Lynn and Alicia Brock
June 15, 2005
My sympathy to Pvt Adams' family. Thank you for your service to our country.
Mike Kokoruda
May 19, 2005
my brother john whisnant is also a member of the 122nd engineerining batalion. I just wanted to send my deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss. I thank god everyday for the brave men and women like my brother and your son/husband who have given and will continue to sacrifice their lives to defend our country as well as our freedoms. May god bless you and continue to give you the strength to continue on with everyday life. I truly believe that all the men and women we have lost in the war in iraq are our guardian angels who continue to watch over us everyday. God bless you and your family.
kristal weatherford
April 21, 2005
T Kilgore
April 7, 2005
May God bless your family at this time and bring you comfort. I did not know Pvt. Adams, but I am very grateful for his selfless sacrifice for our country, securing the freedoms for those whom he never knew. May he now rest in God's loving embrace.
Susan Johnson
March 22, 2005
Bobby Nicholson
March 11, 2005
March 11, 2005
Your family is in my prayers.
November 27, 2003
I met PVT Adams when he joined the 878th Engr Bn in Augusta. The time that he were there he displayed professionalism. I wish to extend my heart and prayers to the family members of Algernon Adams. SFC SHAYDRON L. BOWSER
Shaydron Bowser
November 16, 2003
Since I no longer live in GA, I found out about Algee thru my grandmother who read his obit in the paper. I attended school with Algee from Mrs. Russell's 3rd grade class room until we both graduated from Butler in 1985. My prayers go out to his family.
Donna Lane-Myers
November 6, 2003
To the family of Pvt. Adams, my deepest smypathy, I did not know the family but read of his death online, Augusta was my home for 30 years. Sincerely DFA
Dorothea Adams
November 5, 2003
God bless this family in their time of need. You'll truly be missed but never forgotten.Let's all pray that his unselfish sacrafice for his country and people does not go unnoticed and that all of our service women and men return to us. Al Thank You for freedom. You are Angel and a Hero. Continue to Protect Us.
Shawn&Marshar King
November 5, 2003
To the family of Pvt. Adams, we send our prayers and thoughts to you all. My husband, SSG William Reese, served in Iraq with Algernon. He speaks very highly of Pvt. Adams as a fellow soldier and a friend. He will surely be missed.
Laurie Reese
November 4, 2003
Colopia and family, I was so deeply saddened when I heard the news about your son.Being a mother myself, I can really feel your hurt. I just want all of you to know that I will keep you in my prayers.May God bless you and keep you in his care. Sincerely, Annie L. Ryans Brown
Annie Louise Ryans-Brown
November 4, 2003
I remember going to elementary school with Algee and how he would always have candy to share with others. He was very giving to others and he will be missed. God bless his family and pray for them at this time of need. Thank God for the time Algee was on earth.
kyle josey
November 4, 2003
Our prayers are with you and your family in your time of sorrow. May God bring you peace in your time of grief. " No man is braver than one that fights for his country's honor!"
From the community of North Augusta
Belinda Thompson
November 3, 2003
Mr. and Mrs. Brown, I am so sorry to hear about your lost. I think my mother taught your son. Her name is Velvie B. Ketch. Mrs. Brown is so nice to me at St. Joseph's when I am a patient. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. If you ever need anything don't hesitate to call.Sincerely, Velvie Ketch-washington and family.
velvie ketch-washington
November 3, 2003
To the Brown Family and the Adams Family. Our prayers and our thoughts are with you and the entire family. We love you from the bottom of our hearts. It is our prayer that God will comfort you where you need it the most. The Pope Family from Randall Branch Baptist Church wants you to know how much you mean to us and that we love you with all our hearts. To my big Sister, from your little Sister, Nessa.
Vanessa Pope
November 3, 2003
So sorry for your loss- May God Bless and keep each of you. Your loved one died a hero for us all and we thank him for that. You now have an angel in the sky to look over you and keep you safe. God speed
Peggy Brown
November 3, 2003
Dea & Sis. Brown we are deeply in preyer for your family, during these difficult time. We know that God is a deliver. Keep the faith.
Willie James
November 3, 2003
patricia saltr
November 3, 2003
sophia raye
November 3, 2003
To The Adams Family:

My heart goes out to all of you. My son is serving in Iraq and he is with the fort carson crew. I ask the lord to keep his loving arms around all of you. And that we grow stronger in his name.My Flag will fly in honor of Mr. Adams.
November 3, 2003
Ann, I am saddened at hearing of your son's death. You and your family are in our prayers.

Chaplain Frankie May
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