Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home & Guilford Memorial Park

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Clara Frederica "Fredda" Coomes

July 8, 1929October 29, 2019

CLARA FREDERICA BROWN COOMES died peacefully on October 29, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Alexandria, VA. Fredda was born on July 8, 1929, in Greensboro, at her parents’ home where she was delivered by her father because the midwife had not arrived. She was the youngest of seven children of William R. and Nina Brown of Sedgefield. Fredda attended Guilford High School and King’s Business College, and was subsequently employed at Sears. On December 23, 1950, she married her sweetheart, James Aldene Coomes, and they enjoyed 64 wonderful years of marriage. Fredda enjoyed all forms of sports – golf, tennis, basketball, softball, water skiing, and parasailing. She frequently said that “if the game has a ball, I’ll play it.” The day before she died, she was asking about the Washington Nationals in the World Series. Fredda was very active in the Jamestown United Methodist Church and volunteered to support Republican candidates in local and state elections. She is predeceased by her husband and a son, Michael James Coomes. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Brown Coomes Foster, five grandchildren and one great granddaughter. A memorial service will be held at Jamestown United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 2nd, officiated by the Reverend Tom Latimer. Following the service the family will receive friends at 3:30 p.m. in the Griffin Parlor B at Grandover Resort. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that memorials be made in Fredda’s memory to Jamestown United Methodist Church PO Box 339, Jamestown, NC 27282


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 2, 2019
  • Receiving of Friends Saturday, November 2, 2019


Clara Frederica "Fredda" Coomes

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Robert Fricke

November 7, 2019

My heart felt sympathies on you moms passing away.

Many great and memorable times when me and my brother Jeff and friends would stop by to see Mike in our HS and college years.

Your mom was always gracious and kind, and will be fondly remembered, and so sorry for your loss.

Peggy McCorkle

November 6, 2019

I am going to miss my dear friend of 40 + years. Life is not going to be the same without her. My thoughts and prayers are with Susan and her family.

Roberta Carpenter

November 5, 2019

I shared many happy memories with Fredda and Al at the Parkway condo , with my husband George Al and Fredda. I am so sorry to hear this bad news.She and Al are together in a happier place now. God Bless them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Roberta