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Karen Massey

ROCK HILL -- Mrs. Karen Marietta Adams Massey of 1849 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, S.C., died Aug. 3, 2007, at the home of her mother, Mrs. Corene Love Adams, 117 Duffy Court, Rock Hill.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007, at New Home AME Zion Church, with Pastor Charles N. Darden Jr. officiating and assisted by the Rev. Bobby Giles, the Rev. Steve Love and the Rev. Robert Paul. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. She will lie in state at the church from 2 p.m. until the hour of the service.

A native of York County, she was the daughter of Corene Love Adams and the late Willie Adams. She was a member of New Home AME Zion Church. Karen graduated from Rock Hill High School in 1981. She was last employed at C.C. Dickson's in Rock Hill.

Karen was preceded in death by her father, Willie Adams Sr. and her brother, Mark Adams.

She is survived by her daughter, MaKayla Adams of the home; her mother, Corene Love Adams of Rock Hill; nine sisters and brothers, Youvona (Robert) Carter, Pnewona (Willie) Adams and Warren (Tina) Adams, all of York, S.C., Chauncey Adams, Perry (Chestina) Adams, Diane Adams, Laura (Shelton) Thomas, Toni (Anthony) Brown and Norris (Evelyn) Adams, all of Rock Hill; six aunts; five uncles; 11 nieces; seven nephews; and a host cousins, other relatives and friends.

Viewing will be today, Aug. 8, 2007 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

The Adams family will receive friends at the home of Karen mother, Mrs. Corene Adams, 117 Duffy Court.

Funeral services are entrusted to King Funeral Home, Chris King Memorial Chapel, 331 East Main St., Rock Hill. Condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home Web site John King, the funeral director, in charge for the Adams family.