Irven L. Adams / 1913-2009Published 10:39am Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Irven L. Adams, 96, of North 13th Street, Niles, died at 6:20 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at West Woods of Niles, following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, at Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles, with the Rev. Jared L. Graves, Sr. of Franklin A.M.E. Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles.
Friends may call one hour before services at the funeral home.
He was born on July 27, 1913, in Niles, to Clarence Adams and Ruth M. Singer.
He graduated from Brethren High School in Michigan and had lived in Michigan all of his life.
He was self-employed at A&W garage on Wayne Street. He attended Franklin A.M.E. Church in Niles. He was on area bowling and golf leagues. He was a strong man and was on the high school state champion basketball team.
On Oct. 12, 1936, in South Bend, Ind., he married Cecelia Jean (Williams) Adams, who died in January 1973.
Later, on Jan. 4, 1975, in Niles, he married Marguerite (Shepard) Woodford Adams, who survives.
Additional surviving family include a daughter, Ruth Ann (Myron) Frasier of Southfield; grandchildren, Michael Frasier, Myron “Ron” Frasier, Michele Frasier Wing, Marie Embry and Christopher Clark; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Michael, Travis, Brandon, Jason, Jordan, Jacob and Cecelia; and step-sons, Larry Woodford and Brian Woodford, both of Reno, Nev.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen E. Adams Clark, who died on Sept. 3, 1997; a son, Richard Adams, who died in 1999; two sisters, Bertha Adams and Corabelle Pompey and a brother, Clarence Adams.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice at Home.
Arrangements were by Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles.