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Mary Adams Obituary

HILLSBOROUGH — Mary Ruth Stevens Adams, 62, of Hillsborough, NC, passed away on March 28th after a long brave struggle with cancer.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 2010 at Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mary was born in Greensboro, NC to the late Jesse and Hazel Stevens. She met and married her best friend and lifelong partner, Marvin Adams, in 1963. Marvin and Mary raised a family and made a life by working hard together. Mary's work outside the home led her into the field of pharmaceutical packaging where she worked for Eisai, Inc. at RTP. She was a strong and compassionate woman who took care of everyone around her. She will always be remembered for her kind heart and will truly be missed by everyone she touched.

She is survived by husband Marvin Adams, children Timothy Adams and wife Jeanne, Angela Adams Lawrence and husband Martin, Chris Adams and wife Ashley, grandchildren Elijah Lawrence, Melyssa Larabie, Olivia and Nate Adams, great grandchild Izzebel Larabie and sisters Doris Webster, Christine Martinez, Ruby Brown and Bobbie Stevens along with many wonderful nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Duke Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Dr., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704.

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This obituary was originally published in the News Record.
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Published online on 3/30/2010 courtesy of News Record.

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Mary Ruth Stevens Adams

April 06, 2010
My heart goes out to you Tim and your family, It's hard losing a love one but no more suffering.She was a great mother because she raised a great son.
Brenda (Burlington, NC)

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