Charles Wesley Adams, one of Sparta’s oldest carpenters, died at 5 o’clock, p. m. Tuesday, August 13, 1912, after only a few days illness, at the age of 61 years, 3 months and 27 days. When Mr. Adams quit his trade he opened a second hand store on Main street and was thus engaged when sickness and death ended his career on earth. He was well known to a large circle of Randolph county people as well as to Spartans where he lived for many years. His widow and two daughters and three sons survive. The funeral was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. J. W. Webster conducting the services. Internment at Caledonia cemetery.
Sparta, The Plaindealer, 16 August 1912