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Submitted: 5/21/20 • Approved: 5/22/20 • Last Updated: 5/25/20 • R825555-G825553-S3
1 Feb 1891 Paragould, Greene Co, Arkansas
4 Dec 1952 New Madrid Co, Missouri
*7 Mar 1891 New Madrid Co, Missouri
5 Mar 1980 Charleston, Mississippi Co, Missouri
* Headstone says 1880 - Family records indicate 1891 as her correct date of birth.
Charles Francis "Charlie" Adams was born February 1, 1891 in Paragould, Arkansas to parents, David and Samantha (Todd) Adams.
Mr. Adams lived in Arkansas in his early years. In 1907, he married Mamie Mae Adams. The married couple made their home just a short distance away in New Madrid County, Missouri. Together they had two daughters; Mary and Delphia Adams and one son, Marshall Adams.
On December 4, 1952 at 10:55 p.m., Charles Adams passed away at his residence in Henderson Mounds Community, He was 61 years, 10 months and 10 days in age at his time of death.
Survivors include; wife Mrs. Mamie May Adams of Rt. 2 Matthews, two daughters, Mrs. Delphia Day of Matthews, and Mrs. Mary Cogdill of El Monte, California, one son, Marshall Adams of Matthews Rt. 2., one sister, Mrs. Pearl Crawford of Wilmington, Calif., 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Also a host of other relatives and friends. One half brother preceded him in death.
The body lay in state at the McMikle Funeral Home, East Prairie, where funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 7, at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Paul Presson officiating. Interment, Dogwood Cemetery. McMikle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mamie Adams Higgins, 88, we're held Saturday, March 8 at 2 p.m. in the McMikle Chapel in East Prairie. The Rev. Paul Presson, minister of the Church of God of East Prairie, officiated. Burial was in Dogwood Cemetery near East Prairie.
Mrs. Higgins, a resident of 405 Nelson St., East Prairie, died Wednesday, March 5 at 6:10 p.m. at the Host House in Charleston.
She was born March 7, 1891 in New Madrid County to the late Jim and Mary Patterson Allen. She had lived in New Madrid and Mississippi Counties most of her life and was a member of the Pentecostal Church.
In 1907 she married Charles F. Adams, who died Dec. 4, 1952. On Sep. 14, 1956, she married Carter Higgins, who survives.
In addition to her husband, surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Delphia) Day of Route 1, Matthews and Mrs. Mary Fleming Ingle of Peoria, Ill., one sister, Mrs. Sally McMikle of East Prairie; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Three brothers, two sisters and one great-grandchild preceded her in death.
Contributed on 5/21/20 by ljd0878
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