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Mose Adams b 31 Jan 1919 Jeremiah, KY d 15 Oct 1951 Rockhouse Creek, KY in a coal mining slate fall accident; buried William Adams Cemetery, Jeremiah, KY; US Army Veteran of WWII; s/o James M Adams and Anna Unknown. Moses Adams m. Goldie Caudill b 27 Nov 1921 d 7 Oct 2005 Knott County Nursing Home, Knott Co KY; d/o Hisey Caudill and Polly Ann Adams. Children of Mose Adams and Goldie Caudill;

I. Ray Dean Adams m. Dorisea Unknown.

II. Dennis Gene Adams m. Jo Anne Unknown

III. Gary Wayne "Buck" Adams m. Debbie Unknown

IV. Jimmy Layne "Jake" Adams

V. Sonja Adams m. Lindell Begley

VI. Deborah Adams m. Tommy Yonts

VII. Danna Adams m. Benjamin Smith

VIII. David Wayne Blair died as infant

Thursday 1951 newspaper clipping
Miner Killed In Slate Fall

Mose Adams, 32, of Jeremiah, was killed instantly when crushed by a slate fall at the Back Coal Company mine at Rockhouse Creek Monday morning, Oct. 15, at 8:30 o'clock.

The son of James M. and Anna Adams, Mose was born at Jeremiah January 31, 1919. He was married to Goldie Caudill and six children survive him: Ray Dean, Dennis Gene, Gary Wayne, Jimmy Layne, Sonja, Deborah (Yonts). He is also survived by three brothers and three sisters: John Quincy, David, Lissy-"Lit", Watson, Letitia - "Tish" (Campbell), Betty Jane (Reynolds).

A veteran of World War I, Mose entered the service at Fort Thomas, Ky., March 1941-1945. He served three years and was discharged July 19, and four months overseas.

While overseas, Mose participated in the battle of Algeria, French Morocco, Tunisia, Sicily, Rome, Arno, Rhineland, Southern France, Central Europe, Naples and Foggio.

(Obituary - Goldie Caudill Adams - Source) Our loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Goldie Caudill Adams, age 83 of Jeremiah, Kentucky went to be with our dear Lord and Savior on October 7, 2005 at the Knott County Nursing Home. Mommy had been sick since 1998 because of strokes. We knew that she wouldn’t have wanted to live that way. She wasn’t able to do anything for herself after the last few years of her life.

Mommy was born on November 27, 1921 in Letcher County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Hisey and Polly Ann Adams Caudill.

Mommy loved going to church when she was able to go. On September 6, 1998 Mommy became a member of the Dixon Memorial Church. Not only did she love her church, Mommy loved to work on her quilts in the winter and to raise a garden in the summer time.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mose Adams, and two sons, one infant, Donnie Wade Blair, and Jimmy Lane (Jake) Adams.

Mommy was survived by her children: Ray Dean and Dorisea Adams of Blackey, Kentucky, Dennis Gene and Jo Ann Adams of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, Sonja and Lindell Begley of Hazard, Kentucky, Gary Wayne (Buck) and Debbie Adams of Martinsville, Indiana, Deborah and Tommy Yonts of Abbeville, South Carolina and Danna and Benjamin Smith of Jeremiah, Kentucky. Mommy was also survived by 18 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

Mommy, we know that you’re in God’s care now, but there isn’t a day that goes by that we are not missing you. But, we also know you wouldn’t want to be on this earth the way you were. We think about you every day and all your funny little sayings that we now catch ourselves saying. Mommy, we look forward to the day that we can be with you and our dear Lord and Savior. We love you so much and will always miss you. But thank God above, we will always have “Precious Memories” which we know was your favorite song.

The Broken Chain

We little knew that morning that
God was to call your name,
In life we loved you dearly
in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you;
you did not go alone,
For part of us went with you
the day God called you home.
You left us Precious Memories,
your love is still our guide,
And, though we cannot see you,
you are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken
and nothing seems the same,
But, as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.
From your children, grandchildren,
and great grandchildren.
We love you with all of our hearts.

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