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Carl Ray Adams

Carl Ray Adams, 88, of Dunlap passed away April 26, 2012.

Born in 1924 in Townsend, he graduated from Townsend High School, served his country in the United States Army and graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 1953. He moved his family to Dunlap in 1954, where he served as the agriculture teacher for ten years, served as the superintendent of Sequatchie County Schools for ten years, worked with the Tennessee Department of Education and ended his career as the city judge of Dunlap.

He was an active member of Dunlap United Methodist Church and was a servant to the people of Sequatchie County and Tennessee by serving on numerous boards and as a mentor to many students.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Vera Adams; son, David (Debbie) Adams of Signal Mountain; daughter, Susan (Robert) Garner of Kingston; daughter, Janis Kyser of Cleveland; and grandchildren, Heather Frizzell of Cleveland, Heath Frizzell of Dunlap, and Matthew (Lauren) Garner of Kingston; and great-granddaughter, Annaston Frizzell.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that to honor his love of hunting, a donation be made in Carl’s name to the Sequatchie County Youth Hunter’s Association. An account is set up at People’s Bank of Commerce in Dunlap.

The family celebrated his life in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, April 28.

An online guestbook is at

Ewton Funeral Home of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.

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