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February 23, 2024

Rafford Julius Adams

Rafford Julius Adams

Rafford Julius Adams, 84, of Taylorsville, passed away at Westwood Hills in Wilkesboro on Monday, May 20, 2019 after a period of declining health.

Born to the late Philmore and Emma Lou Adams, Rafford worked in the textile industry as a Preventive Maintenance Technician until his retirement, was a member at East Taylorsville Baptist Church since 1976, and was a veteran of the United States Navy. He enjoyed shooting pool, painting, camping, wood-working, and loved spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, Rafford was preceded in death by three brothers, Ed, Walt and Clyde Adams, and a sister, Vera Osborne.

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 59 years, Myrtle Adams; daughters, Gail (Nick) Mossholder of Taylorsville, and Phyllis (Jimmy) Blevins of Moravian Falls; two grandsons, Anthony (Courtney) Benson of Glendale Springs, and Joshua Benson of Moravian Falls; soon to be great-grandson, Noah David Benson of Glendale Springs; sister, Francis McManus of Wilkesboro; along with several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at East Taylorsville Baptist Church on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:15 p.m. with the funeral service following at 3:30 p.m. Rev. Jamie Steele and Rev. Gary Jennings will be officiating. Burial will then be at the Hiddenite Cemetery in Hiddenite with military rites by DAV Chapter 84.

Pallbearers will include: Nick Mossholder, Jimmy Blevins, Anthony Benson, Joshua Benson, Ronnie Barnes, Chris Barnes, Mark Adams, and Mark Jarvis.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.

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