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Clifton E. Adams Sr.

Services for Clifton E. Adams Sr., of Springfield, Mass., willbe held at noon on Thursday, May 29, at First Park Memorial BaptistChurch with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Harrell Funeral Home inSpringfield is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of theservice at the church.

Mr. Adams, 71, died May 24, 2008, at Baystate Medical Center. Hewas born in Brookhaven in 1936 to Louis and Edna (Diggs) AdamsSr.

He was a retired Baystate Gas Company street department chief.He was a graduate of Alexander High School in Brookhaven.

Preceding him in death were his brothers, Melvin Adams andAlbert Adams; his sisters, Precious Reed and Lillie Rucks; and adaughter, Joyce Gasque.

Survivors are his wife, Hazel L. (Harris) Adams; his childrenand their spouses, Clifton (and Brenda) Adams Jr. of Philadelphia,Pa., Curtis (and Terry) Adams, Mary (and Chris) Christiansen, andJoann Davis, Malinda Davis, and Silas Davis, all of Springfield,Jennifer (and Tim) Jackson, of Norwood, Mass., Karen (and Obia)Jennings, of Bloomfield, Conn., and Tommie Rickett of Corstadt,N.J.; his sisters, Lena Mae Henderson, and Lucille Dixson, both ofBrookhaven; his brother, Louis Adams Jr., of Woodland, Texas; his17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several otherrelatives and friends.