Alvin "Cider" Alden Adams, age 75 of Andrews, NC passed away Monday, December 10, 2018 at his residence.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, NC and the son of the late Alnie Alvin and WillaBelle Birchfield Adams. Cider was a consultant for Adams Construction and he was retired from the North Carolina Department of Transportation. He was a Master Mason in Andrews Masonic Lodge #529; he was also involved in the Oasis Shriners. Cider was a member of the Valleytown Rural Fire Department and Andrews Rescue Squad for 30 years and refereed for the NC High School Athletic Association for over 30 years. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and golfing. Cider adored his children and grandchildren. He was a member of Andrews First Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his grandsons Will Adams and Andy Adams, twin sisters, Martha and Margaret Adams and brother, Charles David Adams.
He is survived by his loving wife, Virginia Lee Guffey Adams; two sons, Tim Adams and wife Wendy of Andrews, NC; Anthony "Tony" and wife Kelly of Conover, NC and one daughter, Angel Adams Massey and husband Jake of Sarasota, FL; brother, Stanley Adams and wife Kae of Andrews, NC; grandchildren, Lillian Massey, Ellie Belle Adams, T.J. Massey; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 am, Friday, December 14, 2018 at the Andrews First Baptist Church. Rev. Calvin Bobo and Pastor Jesse Adams will officiate. Burial will be in the Valley River Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jerome, Nicholas, Shoyne and Teddy Adams, Wesley Slagle, Thomas and Ritchie Tatham, Bill Gilroy and Neil Hoy. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Turner, Larry Dailey, Eddie Wood, Dave Bristol, Lance Bristol, Steve and Thomas Guffey, Dickey Tatham, Eddie, Harold, Larry, Floyd, Terry, Rance, Dalton and Christian Adams, Johnny Brown, Jamie Bateman, Adam Cross, Bill Bristol, Jerry Postell, Dr. Thomas Clayton and Adams Construction.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 pm to 9 pm, Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the Andrews First Baptist Church.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
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