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Mourners Gather To Remember Life, Times Of Fayetteville Man

Posted March 8, 2000

— Scott Adams was gunned down while making a night deposit last Saturday. Hundreds of people took time Thursday to remember the many lives he touched.

An urn containing Adams' ashes sat in front of an altar as mourners on hand remembered all the good times they had shared with him.

"Many of you remarked time and time again how sweet and gentle Scott was, and what a loving spirit he was from the time he could talk and relate as a child to the time that he was murdered," says Rev. Carl Naylor, a friend of Adams.

More than 500 friends, family members and co-workers were on hand to say one last good-bye to Adams.

"We are angry, we are hurt, we are aggravated at the circumstances, but let's not let the circumstance of his death rob us of the joy of his life," says Rev. Jim Gurkins.

Adams' co-workers say they will not rest until the killer is caught.

"We will put all our efforts forward to find the person that was responsible for this, because he needs to be brought to justice," says grocery store owner Charles McLamb.

Adams' family members say Thursday's service shows that Scott may be gone, but he will never be forgotten.

Adams' killer is still on the loose. The Fayetteville-Cumberland County CrimeStoppers is offering $3,000 for information leading to a conviction in the case.


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