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Clarence Gwinn Adams, 79, of Drayden died Nov. 7, 2012, at Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway.

Born April 6, 1933, in Drayden, he was the son of Clarence and Gwinnette Adams.

A lifelong resident of Drayden, he was a self-employed painter. He enjoyed gardening, playing pitch, fishing, crabbing, oystering and riding in his boat on the St. Mary’s River.

A generous soul, he gave away most of his vegetables and seafood to his relatives and friends. He was also an avid dancer and when he had the chance to “sit it out or dance” he always chose to dance. He could regularly be found kicking up his heels and having a good time at church socials, especially at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Compton and also on Sunday afternoons at St. Mary’s Landing.

He is survived by his longtime companion, Mary Bingaman of Callaway; sisters, Cecilia Guy of Hollywood and Beulah Adams of Piney Point; brothers, Glenn Adams (Mary) of Falls Church, Va., and Gary Adams of Drayden; two nieces; and three nephews.

The family received friends and a service was held Nov. 10 at Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home. A private interment will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.