More of the

  Adams Clan


Starting at the top

Papaw Will and Loretta Adams


Papaw always kept his lawn and hedges trimmed neatly.  Looks like they are standing in front of the hedge in picture above.


Mamaw Adams' Mother

Serena (Cooper) Jones


Carefree Days on the farm


Visiting Mom and Dad

Mamaw Loretta, Uncle Forest and Papaw Will

Uncle Forest and Aunt Peg had two sons, Glenn and David.  All four of them are deceased.  Uncle Forest was an A & P Food Stores supervisor until his retirement.

 Excerpt from newspaper article in 1970:  "Forrest G Adams, a territorial supervisor for A & P's Louisville Division, and winner of the food chain's annual nationwide Supervisor's Week competition, was recently named "Mr. Supervisor" of the entire A & P chain for 1970...Starting as a grocery clerk in Jackson in 1929, he received his first managerial appointment in 1931.  For more than a quarter of a century he managed various company stores in the mountain area...In early 1957, Adams was transferred to the Louisville sales office as a coffee-dairy specialist and the following October was promoted to store supervisor...The 40-year A & P veteran has also been active in civic and community affairs, and played an important part in organizing a Youth Center while in Harlan.  He is an elder in the Presbyterian Church...Mr. Adams is married to the former Peggy Marie Hayes of Jackson.  They have two sons, Dr. Glenn of Redlands, California, and David, an artist and teacher in Houston, Texas."



Cousins in Aunt Valma's back yard

Delores; Gwenda with son, Sammy and daughter, Candy; Linda Crase; Selma (Crase) Cantrell and her daughter Wilma Carol

Daddy and Siblings

Aunt Valma Craft, Kelsey Adams, Aunt Wilma Crase, Aunt Lovette Lucas Sullivan

Mother of Linda and Selma (above, Cousins picture) and Marietta (Crase) Ball, Bill and Tom Crase (not pictured)

Aunt Wilma (Adams) Crase.  Married to Ewen.

I have loving memories of Aunt Wilma.  When T.C. died, she just took me under her wings, feed me on Sunday after church and other days, called to check on me and was "just there."

Wilma's Grandchildren

Chris Ball (Marietta's), Mike and Wilma Cantrell (Selma's), Bobby Crase (Tom's)

Mother of Bill, Lester and Jim.  Wife of Nat.

Aunt Valma (Adams) Craft

You had to look long and hard to find anyone who loved her family more than Aunt Valma!  Her greatest delight was having family drop in expected or unexpected.  She was in her element in the kitchen whipping up something to feed her guests.  Then you got lured into a game of Scrabble.  When Mother and Daddy lived in Lexington, it was a ritual for them to meet at her house after church, have a snack and sit down to a game of Scrabble.

Aunt Valma and Uncle Nat's oldest son

William N. (Bill) Craft

See News of the Family Page for link to Bill's memorial done by his son, Winn

Enjoying a game of jarts in the Craft's backyard

Uncle Nat and Daddy

All "Girls"

Karen and Lorinda Grubbs, Delores, Mother, Linda and Wilma Crase, Alice (Adams) Hall

Just Fellows

Uncle Forest, Uncle Nat Craft, Uncle Ewen Crase, Daddy, Uncle Fonda

(Forrest, Kelsey and Fonda are brothers, Nat and Ewen are in-laws)

Not pictured - Jody.  I have been able to come up with a picture of Uncle Jody.  If anyone has a picture to share, please let me know.

Not pictured above - Kerney


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The following article was published in Eastern, a newsletter of Eastern Kentucky University dated March, 1970.


"Members of Eastern's history department have established a trust fund to honor Mr. Kerney N. Adams, a forty-year veteran of Eastern's history department....According to Dr. George Robinson, Chairman of the History Department, "We wanted to honor Mr. Adams and we felt that a scholarship fund would not only be more beneficial, but more fitting than a plaque or comparable award."...He came to Eastern in 1928 and retired in June 1969."


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The following article appeared in A&P's "National Supervisors' Week, March 7, 1970" paper.

"Soaring into the seventies with a 32.7% sales increase as "Mr. Supervisor" of the nation's No. 1 food retailer is pretty high flying for a man who started with A&P a month before the 1929 crash.  but Forrest Adams is a special kind of man.  In the great depression, he rose from clerk to store manager in two years and continued progressing, becoming a supervisor in 1957.  A man of firm conviction and a great interest in people, he founded a youth center in Harlan, KY and served as president of the Merchants Association and Kiwanis Club.  He is an elder in the Presbyterian Church.  Mr. Adams and his wife, Peggy have two sons:  Dr. Glenn and David, an artist and teacher."

Below:  Uncle Forest, Aunt Peg and Robert's son, Philip

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And now the ladies!

Aunt Lovette, Aunt Wilma, Aunt Valma, Aunt Dorothy, Mother, Aunt Peg

(Lovette, Wilma and Valma are sisters.  Mother (Lillie), Dorothy and Peg are in-laws)

More pictures of Robert, Wilma & Lovette

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Siblings and Mother (Lillie)

Delores, Robert, Lorinda, Mother (Lillie), Violetta

Another View of Siblings and Mother (Lillie)

Delores, Violetta, Lorinda, Mother, Robert

At Daddy's funeral

Aunt Valma Craft, Linda Crase, Aunt Wilma Crase, Uncle Forest and Aunt Peg Adams, Uncle Ewen Crase

Celebrating Gwenda and Fred's 25th Anniversary

Aunt Lovette; Patricia (Wright) Playforth--Gwenda's sister; Aunt Wilma

At Berea, Kentucky

The picture below consists of Patricia (Patty Sue) Playforth's daughter, Stephanie, and her children

Mother (Lillie) helping Fred and Gwenda celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary


Mother, James Barry and Candace (Castle) Whitworth

In-Laws and Good Friends

Uncle Forest Adams, Mother, Aunt Wilma Crase

(Forest and Wilma are Daddy's siblings)

Family Get-together

(Standing back row) Uncle Forest, Mother, Aunt Wilma, Lorinda, Phillip, David

(Middle row) Uncle Nat, Essie (Ona Blaine's mother), Linda

(Front Row) Aunt Valma, Ona Blaine, Aunt Peg

Family Get-together in Jenkins

Several Generations!

Jesse & Elma (Adams) Wright


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Jesse & Elma's grandchildren & great-grandchildren


Jesse & Elma's oldest daughter, Joyce Ann Davis, and her sons













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