Wilson
Adams


WILSON EPHRAIM ADAMS was well-known to many in and out of Camden for his many letters to the Courier-Post. He worked at the Police Administration building on Federal Street for several years prior to his retirement. Prior to that he had worked for the Housing Authority of the City of Camden, and he was a career member of the United States Coast Guard, retiring as Yeoman First Class. He had been a member of the King David masonic lodge in Camden, and was a member of the Hudson-Adams-Carpenter Post 473 of the American Legion, which was named in part for his older brother Ralph Francis Adams, who had been killed in action while serving on a submarine during World War II.

Wilson Adams passed away on October 21, 2005, in Camden. he was buried at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle cemetery in New Egypt NJ.


Camden Courier-Post - October 26, 2005

ADAMS, WILSON EPHRAIM
Age 69, of Camden. Died Friday, October 21, 2005, in Cooper Medical Center, Camden.
Born in Camden, NJ, he has been a life long area resident. He was the son of the late Everett and Emma Carter Adams. He was the husband of Elizabeth E. Brown Adams of Camden.
He was a retired YFC for the U.S. Coast Guard with 22 years of service. He also was Employed by the Camden PAB. Wilson was an active member of the American Legion Post #473. He was a former member of the masons King David Lodge in Camden. He was a one time recipient of the silver pen award with the Courier-Post. Wilson was a self made craftsman who just loved life, as well as fishing and flying kites.
In addition to his wife he is survived by four sons, Darrel R. Adams of Voorhees, Wilson E. Adams (Carol) of Camden, Michael J. Adams of Philadelphia, Matthew T. Adams of Camden, a daughter, Cynthia Adams-Brown of Camden, a brother, Matthew Adams of Riverton, three sisters, Doris Adams of Camden, Elsie Hall of Lawnside, Martha Carter of Camden, a brother-in law, John McElwee, a sister-in law, Bertha Williams, nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Services will be held Friday, October 28, 2005, at 10:00 AM in the KAIGHN AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH, Ninth St. and Kaighn Ave., Camden, NJ, Interment Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Cemetery, New Egypt. Friends may call at the church Friday after8:30 AM. Arrangements STANLEY'S MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 822-24 Kaighn Ave., Camden, N.J.

Publication date: 10/26/05


From the Funeral Program

Wilson Ephraim Adams was born November 12, 1935 to the late Everett and Emma Carter. He was the devoted husband of over 50 years to Elizabeth E. Brown Adams. He was a life long resident of the City of Camden, attended Camden public schools and Bordentown Manual Training Industrial School in Bordentown, NJ.

Upon completing school in 1952 he enlisted in the United States Navy where he spent two years, and after that tour he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard for a career of 20 1/2 years working in the Departments of Transportation and Treasury. He ended his tour Honorably as a Yeoman First Class (YFC) in 1974. He was employed part-time for over 7 years in the ID bureau of the Camden Police Administration Building. At one point in life he joined Harris Temple Church in Camden and was a former member of the Masons King David Lodge and recently was a very active member of the Hudson-Adams-Carpenter Post 473. Wilson was such an avid letter writer to the Courier-Post newspaper that he was once bestowed the "silver pen award" for his efforts. He was a self made craftsman and loved to sew his own clothes. He was an avid fisherman and kite flyer.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Darrel R. of Voorhees, Wilson E., (Carol), of Camden, Michael J., of Philadelphia and Matthew T., of Camden. One daughter, Cynthia Adams-Brown of Camden, one brother, Matthew Adams of Riverton NJ, three sisters, Doris Adams of Camden, Elsie Hall of Lawnside and Martha Carter of Camden, one brother-in-law John McElwee, two sister-in-laws Odessa Adams of Baltimore MD and Bertha Williams, nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren and three lifetime friends, Raymond Morton, Robert "Bobby" Council, Russell "Skeeter" Watson and host of neices, nephews, and friends. 




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