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Mary "Chris" Christine Adams

December 21, 1933 — October 12, 2021

Mary Christine "Chris" Goble Adams, 87, passed away peacefully at her home on October 12, 2021. She was born on December 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; 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.  Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

A Celebration of Life graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 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 N. 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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