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Alva M Adams
Jan 13, 1918 to Dec 23, 2017


Alva Murray Adams was born January 13, 1918, the second of three daughters born to the late James M. and Lucia T. Murray of Greeleyville. She departed this life on December 23, 2017. Alva accepted Jesus Christ at an early age; she grew up as a member of Wilson United Methodist Church, Greeleyville. Alva graduated from Williamsburg Training School (now CE Murray High School) and received her Bachelor Degree from Morris College, Sumter. She taught school in Williamsburg County. Later she moved to Philadelphia, PA, where she met and married Booker T. Adams, Sr. she was employed at Dorothy Bullitt as an Administrative Assistant/Sales before becoming ill in 1978. She spent the last twenty ones years in West Los Angeles with her daughter, Bessie. She joined Morris Chapel Baptist Church in Philadelphia, then later became a charter member of Triumph Baptist Church where her pastor was the Reverend James S. Hall, Jr. Alva was the mother of four, Betty P. Sumter (Sumter), Bessie Adams (West Los Angeles, CA),Booker T. Adams, Jr. (preceded her in death), and Stanley Adams (Philadelphia, PA). Left to cherish her memories along with Betty, Bessie, and Stanley (Debbie) are her youngest sister, Frances Murray Pasley (Greeleyville); seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and other family members. The family received friends from noon to 6 p. m. at 27 Albert Spears Drive, Sumter. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 11 a. m. in the John Wesley Williams, Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home, 821 North Main Street, Sumter, with the Rev. Marion Newton, Senior Pastor of Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church, eulogist, assisted by Rev. George Windley, Minister Napoleon Bradford and the Rev. John Henry Kennedy. The procession left the home at 10:20 a. m. Burial was in the family site at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Greele
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