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Carol McAdams

Thursday, August 29, 2019
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Emma Carol Hale McAdams passed away Aug. 17, 2019, after a brief battle with cancer. She was with her beloved son when she passed.

There will be a celebration of life ceremony in Hamilton at a later date.

Carol was born in Potter County on Feb. 7, 1944, to Alice Buckmaster and Arthur Friend Hale. She spent her youth moving from town to town as her mother taught at several schools in the Texas Panhandle.

At 9, Carol lost her father, and since she was the eldest child, had to take on a large role in the family to help her mother and her younger sister, Pamela Melody Hale. She learned to drive at an early age to help transport the family to and from her mother’s teaching assignments.

In the early ’60s, Carol moved with her mother and sister to Hamilton. She graduated from Pottsville High School.

In Hamilton she met Robert Kennith McAdams, whom she married in November 1963. The family left Hamilton when Kennith joined the Navy. After his service, they settled in Houston then moved back to Hamilton in 1973.

They had one son, Robert Russell McAdams, whom Carol loved and treasured for the rest of her life.

Carol worked in several stores in Hamilton during the half century of life in Hamilton. She managed Bill’s Dollar Store for many years before moving to David’s, and most recently Brookshire Brothers.

She was a cashier and was a fixture at both David’s and Brookshire’s. She enjoyed her work at the stores and enjoyed the various people that came through her line. Many of the residents of Hamilton enjoyed going through her line as they were always greeted with courtesy and a smile.

She was preceeded in death by her parents and her sister, Melody.

Survivors include her son, Robert Russell McAdams; two grandchildren, Robert Lawrence and Loren Cate McAdams; and her adopted daughter Lisa Lagasse and her five children.