Crisfield honors Charlie Adams as family mourns
CRISFIELD, Md. – Friday morning a funeral was held for a fixture in the Crisfield community. Charlie Adams spent almost 70 years standing on the corner of Main and Ninth Street – where he sold newspapers to his neighbors and friends. Adams’ family says that in those seven decades, he didn’t miss more than two days.
Friday, the community showed out for a procession to remember Adams. State Senator Mary Beth Carozza presented a proclamation in his honor. Adams’ niece says that it was heart warming to see the community show their support since Adams was there for them almost every single day for decades. “He stood on this corner – Charlie’s corner – and not a day went by in that time frame that everybody in the community didn’t get their newspaper. They were lucky to have him standing on the corner. All the people that he endured during his legacy time here and the gifts. So it’s a very sad day for us,” said Nicole Carmean.
Sen. Carozza tells 47ABC that special permission was given from the American Legion to bury Adams in the Crisfield Veterans Cemetery. The senator says that Adams served as a son of the American Legion by placing American flags at every grave each Memorial Day.