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Franklin Adams

YORK -- Mr. Franklin Edward "F.E." Adams of York, S.C. died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at Agape Rehabilitation and Community Hospice in Rock Hill, S.C.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, at New Home AME Zion Church, with Pastor Charles Darden Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. He will lie in state at the church on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the hour of the service.

A native of York, S.C. he was the son of the late Isaiah Adams and the late Sally Crosby Adams. He was a member of New Home AME Zion Church. He worked for Snowball Iron in Gastonia, N.C.

He is survived by his wife, Margurite Minter Adams; seven sons, Tommy Lee Adams, Willie (Pnewona) Adams, Bobby J. Adams, Eugene (Lisa) Adams, Sammie Lee (Betty) Adams, Kenneth Adams, and Tommy Lee (Gwendolyn) Adams Jr.; six daughters, Pauline Mitchell, Louella Adams, Ora Lee Adams, Shirley (Tony) McCoy, Ondaria Adams and Yowonda Adams; four brothers; seven sisters, 24 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home, 3275 Dr. Nichols Road, York.

Mr. Adams may be viewed at the funeral home today, Sept. 22, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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