Long time New Hope resident Sallie Buford Adams, age 80, passed away at her home on March 23, 2013 after a long struggle with COPD. Sallie was born on August 8, 1932 in Big Cove, Alabama to Milas Buford, Sr. and Mary McLemore Buford. Sallie was a devoted wife for 54 years to William Everett Adams. In 1973, she retired from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Redstone Arsenal, Alabama in Finance and Accounting.
For several years, Everett, Sallie, and her three sons enjoyed family time on Lake Guntersville. Later in life, Sallie enjoyed traveling with her sisters. In addition to enjoying her family, Sallie was an avid sports fan. She enjoyed watching an Alabama sporting event on television and spent many nights watching the Atlanta Braves. Sallie also loved her grand-dogs, Sammie, Amie, and Libbie.
During her illness, Sallie greatly appreciated the love and support of her family and friends. She also felt great gratitude for the care she received from her home health care and Hospice of North Alabama nurses and special caretakers, Jill Spainhour and more recent, Vivian Johnson.
Sallie was preceded in death by her parents, Miles and Mary Buford; her husband, William Everett Adams; brothers, Milas “Bo” Buford, Jr. and John Earl “Bill” Buford; sister, Emma Catherine “Toots” Buford Maples.
Surviving are her three loving sons, Michael Lynn Adams, William Robert (Bill) Adams and daughter-in-law Janet Solmon Adams, and Mark Adams; sisters, Doris “Sis” Maples and Nellie Jo Smith both of Owens Cross Roads and several cousins, nieces, and nephews; as well as many friends.
Visitation will be Monday March 25th from 5 pm until 8 pm at New Hope Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 AM at the New Hope Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Kennamer Cemetery.