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Martha Simmons Adams

August 19, 1929 May 21, 2019
Martha Simmons Adams
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Durham: Martha Simmons Adams, 89, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Duke Regional Hospital. She was born in Pender Co., NC, to the late Birkner Simmons and Martha Ann Stone Simmons.

Ms. Adams was a retired Administrative Assistant from Durham County Public Schools.

Ms. Adams is survived by her sons, Thomas Clifton “TC” Adams Jr. (Susan), James “Jim” Lee Adams, Sr. (Lesa); daughter, Doris Ann Adams; sister, Emma Bass; grandchildren, Leslie Alston (Ed), Jeffrey Adams (Erin), Andy Adams (Paula), James Adams, Jr. (Alaina); great-grandchildren, Danni Manning (Phillip), Michael Adams, Anna Adams; great-great-grandson, JD Manning; numerous nieces and nephews; and her special 4 legged baby, Sadie.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 24th at Pleasant Green United Methodist Church with Rev. Laura Thompson. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow the services in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Pleasant Green United Methodist Church, 3005 Pleasant Green Road, Durham, NC 27705 or Transitions LifeCare Hospice: 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607

The family would like to extend a special appreciation to Dr. Jan Leigh Fleming, Katie and Tanya of Durham Internal Medicine; the staff of Transitions LifeCare Hospice; and Nataiya Locklear for their devoted care and love.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to

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