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Large Turnout for Funeral of Joe Adams, Longtime Manager of Ray Charles 
By Sentinel News Service 
Published July 26, 2018

Joe Adams’ widow Emma is presented with the U.S. flag during a ceremony at Inglewood Park Cemetery.  An integral part of the renowned WWII Tuskegee Airmen, Adams honed his skills and was a highly respected Tuskegee Airmen. (Photography by Ian Foxx)

On Sat., Jul. 21, mourners from across the country turned out for the funeral services of  Joe Adams, the longtime manager of legendary musician Ray Charles and former Chairman of the Board of The Ray Charles Foundation.

Dr. Kenneth Orduna accompanies Adams’ widow Emma.  At the time of Adams’ death, the couple had been married 72 years. (Photography by Ian Foxx)

Supervisor Mark-Ridley Thomas and wife Avis attend the funeral of Joe Adams at St. Paul Baptist Church in Inglewood on Sat., Jul. 21. (Photography by Ian Foxx)

Held at St. Paul Baptist Church in Inglewood, attendees included Valerie Ervin, President of the Ray Charles Foundation, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark-Ridley Thomas and his wife Avis and sons Sinclair and Sebastian and The Raeletts’ Mable John. Following the services Adams was interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery.

Adams was 94.

Joe Adams (courtesy photo)

Joe Adams is laid to rest at Inglewood Park Cemetery on Sat., Jul. 21. (Photography by Ian Foxx)

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