Christine Adams


Mary Christine "Chris" Goble Adams, 87, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021.

She was born on Dec. 21, 1933, and lived most of her life in Benton; but moved to Cleveland three years ago to be near her family.

She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Benton and graduated from Polk County High School in 1952.

She retired from M&M Mars as well as UT Agricultural Extension Service, where she served as a secretary for many years.

She was an avid bowler and enjoyed being a member of a league. She loved to crochet, quilt, and was a very talented crafter. Chris taught many people the skills of crocheting and quilting. She leaves a legacy of quilts and afghans to her family and friends to love and pass on to future generations.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, John D. "Red" Adams; her parents, James Austin and Ethel Mae Green Goble; brothers: J.R., Hoyet, Elldon, Edward and Robert Goble; sister, Betty Goble Wooten; and two grandsons: Jason Cain and Rodney Adams.

Survivors include her son, David (Kathy) Adams; her daughters: Kathy (David) Godfrey, Earlene (Jon) Lummus and Kay Adams; grandchildren: Keri Adams, Travis (Kristine) Godfrey, Melinda (Eric) Dalton and Richard White; great-grandchildren: Hunter Godfrey, Madison Godfrey, Dustin Shelton, Emmitt Dalton, Caleb (Jessica) Cain, Alexander Caywood and Benjamin Caywood; great-great-grandchildren: Eli Cain, Sophia Cain and Landrum Cain; sister-in-law, Naomi Goble; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Life graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 15, 2021, at Oak Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Fund at North Cleveland Baptist Church, 2815 North Ocoee Street, Cleveland, TN 37312 or to Isaiah 117 House, P.O. Box 3117, Cleveland, TN 37320-3117.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.


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