Katherine S. Adams | Beaufort County Now | Katherine Watts Swanner Adams, age 93, died Tuesday, December 1, 2020. | katherine adams, washington, place of residence, december 2, 2020

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Katherine S. Adams

July 30, 1927 – December 1, 2020

    Katherine Watts Swanner Adams, age 93, died Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Due to COVID concerns there will be no visitation, and the graveside service will be attended by family only.

    Katherine was a life-long resident of Washington, NC born July 30, 1927 to the late Simmons Watts Swanner and Franklin Churchill Swanner. Katherine was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Jackson Adams, her daughter Katherine Adams Duncan, and her brother Thomas Churchill Swanner. Katherine is survived by her daughters Rebecca Adams Buck of Raleigh, NC, Ann Bryan Adams Womble and her husband James E. Womble, Jr. of Woodstock, GA, and son in law James D. Duncan, Jr. of Fort Mill, SC; grandchildren, James C. Buck III and wife Brook of Raleigh NC, Bryan J. Buck and wife Donna of Washington, NC, Katherine W. Bridge and husband Adam of Colorado Springs, CO, James D. Duncan III and wife Rebecca of Auckland New Zealand, and Ashley W. Barbree and husband Michael of Woodstock, GA; great-grandchildren, Mohammed Bridge, James C. Buck IV, Bryan Jackson Buck Jr.

    Katherine joined the First United Methodist Church at age 11, she was involved in a number of different church programs including the United Methodist Women and Circle of Love, and she was one of the oldest members of the church. She was a multi generation member of the Tea and Topics Book Club, and was active in the book club until her death.

    Katherine's passion was her family. She found particular pleasure with her great grandchildren, and spending time outside in her yard. Her energy was boundless especially helping or caregiving to her family and others.

    The family would like to express a special thanks to Ebony Knight of Washington for her kindness and care for both Katherine and Lewis.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mathew 25, First United Methodist Church, 304 West Second Street, Washington, NC 27889, or the charity of your choice.

    Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.

    Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Adams family.


Graveside Service

Friday, December 4
2:00 PM
Oakdale Cemetery
180 East 15th Street
Washington, NC 27889


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