Doris Oakley Adams

May 30, 1933August 7, 2012

Mrs. Doris Oakley Adams, 79, a resident of Greensboro died unexpectedly Tuesday August 7, 2012 at Moses H. Cone Hospital. Mrs. Adams was born May 30, 1933 in Wilkes Co., the daughter of Joseph Harmon and Rhoda Johnson Oakley. She graduated from Wilkesboro High School. Mrs. Adams was a bookkeeper for A & P Food Stores and later worked with Robert H. Hamm and Associates until retiring. She along with her late husband, Charles E. “Charlie” Adams, Sr. was charter members of St. Paul Presbyterian Church and she was a member of the Women’s Bible Study Group. Doris was a devoted wife and loving mother who enjoyed her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Charles E. “Charlie” Adams, Sr. and a daughter, Pamela Faye Adams Smith. Surviving are two sons, Charles E. “Chuck” Adams, Jr. of Greensboro, Jon Allan Adams and wife Maria of Summerfield; one sister, Brenda Faye Oakley Coffey and husband Dave of Raleigh; one brother, Joseph A. Oakley of Greensboro and five grandchildren, Charles E. “Eddie” Adams, III, Amanda Leigh Smith Allen and husband Jeremy, Mark Andrew Smith and wife Kelsey, Charles Matthew Adams and Christopher Allan Adams.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul Presbyterian Church conducted by the Reverend Dr. Jay O. Lambeth. Interment will follow in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Adams will remain at the Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Vanstory Chapel where the family will receive friends on Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.



  • Funeral Service Monday, August 13, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, August 12, 2012


  • Interment

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Cynthia Barbee Reddick

September 9, 2012

Jon,I'm so sorry that I am just learning of your mothers passing. My heart felt sympathy to you and your family.Seeing the pictures online brought back so many memories of when we all were kids.How time does fly. She was a wonderful lady and a good neighbor to my Mom and to Connie. She will be dearly missed.

Trudy DesJardins

August 14, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all her family. I will miss her dearly...she was such a kind, caring and giving friend. She will be missed by all of us in chat.

Susan Martin Davis

August 13, 2012

Jon & Chuck - I am so sorry to hear the loss of your Mother. We had many memories and fun times growing up just around the corner. She loved her cats! She never had a cross word to say about anyone. What a special woman, she will be missed by all.

Susan Combs

August 13, 2012

Brenda and family, I am so very sorry to hear about Doris. She was such a beautiful woman and although it's been a while, it was always good to see her smiling face. I'm sorry I wasn't able to come down, but wanted you to know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. God be with you during this difficult time.

Phillip, Jane, Megan, Evan Cole

August 12, 2012

We always remember her as being a vibrant woman. She was always smiling, and genuinely made you always feel she was glad to see you. She loved her family immensely, and we know her family loved her just as much. She will be missed beyond words. She is now with our dear friend Pam, and I am sure she welcomed her to her eternal home along with Mr. Adams. Thanks for letting us get to know you Mrs. Adams. It was an honor!!!!!! Love to the family.

Diane Oakley Brandes

August 12, 2012

We are so sorry to hear of Doris' death.All our prayers and love are with all of yall...Doris was such a beautiful woman..

Sue Press

August 12, 2012

You were an angel on earth.

Susan Press

August 12, 2012

God must have needed another angel,as she was truly an angel on earth.

Melanie Oakley Ruholl

August 12, 2012

Doris was always so kind to us. Praying for you all during this difficult time

Lee & Lisa Oakley

August 12, 2012

She was a sweet loving person who will be missed greatly. You are in our thoughts and prayers