R. C. Adams and Son

Oconee Enterprise
Friday, January 2, 1925
Page 1

Mr. R.C. Adams and Son Killed as Truck Overturns Saturday.

Last Saturday afternoon just the as the sun was sinking in the west Mr. R.C. Adams and two of his sons were returning from Athens to their new home and crossing the Simonton covered bridge, Mr. Waymon Ward was going to Athens and he was waiting for the truck to pass thru the bridge, and as little Allen Adams was the car waiting for him he lost his head and opened the gas and threw up his hands and he truck plunged over the embankment turning over several times and pinning its occupants beneath its weight. Mr. Adams was killed instantly and little son, Alton, aged 12, died within a few minutes after the truck was raised from him. Cullen Adams, another son that was in the truck was only slightly injured, only receiving a few scratches on the face. When Mr. Waymon saw what had happened he hurried on to Whitehall and secured help and immediately returned to render assistance. But before help could arrive little Alton was just breathing his last.

Mr. Adams and his family moved to the old Reaves' place, between Simonton bridge and Wakinsville (sic) about three weeks ago, coming here from Hart county.

Three of Mr. Adams five daughters are working in Athen (sic), an he has a son, J.C. Adams, aged 17, who is a student at the Athens High School.

Mr. Adams is survived by his widow and two sons, Cullen and I.C., and five daughters, Misses Effie, Lula, Flora, Dallas and Velma Adams.

Funeral services were conducted from the home Monday morning at 11 o'clock and interment occurred in the Watkinsville cemetery.

The Enterprise tenders it's sympathy to the bereaved ones in their sad loss of the members of this family.