Claire Cofield Adams, age 98, of Opelika, Alabama, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 12, 2023. She was born in Troup County, Georgia, to the late Claude B. Cofield and Ruth Whatley Cofield on Jan. 12, 1925. Early years of her married life were spent in various locations, including Fairfax, Alabama, and College Park, Georgia. For the last 52 years she resided in Opelika, Alabama. At the time of her death, she was a resident of an assisted living facility in Valley, Alabama. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Opelika. In her earlier years she was a substitute school teacher and a volunteer at East Alabama Medical Center. She also loved spending time in her yard planting and tending flowers. In later years she could be found sitting out on her screened-in porch.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Luther Milton Adams; sister, Minnie Belle Moore; and grandson, Christopher Adams. Survivors include a sister, Alice Whatley of Chesapeake, Virginia; three sons, Stephen M. Adams of Opelika, Andrew C. Adams (Vicky) of Moreland, Georgia, and Roger A. Adams (Deborah) of Boaz, Alabama; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, at Garden Hill Cemetery in Opelika with the Rev. Mike King officiating. Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home is responsible for the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the First Baptist Church of Opelika, Alabama.


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