Obituary for Katherine Adams
Katherine “Sue” Saunooke Adams, 80 of Swannanoa, passed away July 8, 2017.
Sue was born July 16, 1936 in Cherokee, NC to the late Edward and Katherine Saunooke. She was a proud Elder of the Eastern band of the Cherokee Indians, a member of the Eastern Star, and a volunteer member of the Swannanoa Fire Department. When she was a student at Charles D. Owen High School she was a member of the basketball team. She loved watching WWE and NASCAR. Sue enjoyed her family and her poodle, Sweetie. She was a member of Oteen Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, Sue is preceded in death by her husband, James Keith Adams; granddaughter, Katelynn Jones; and sister-in-law, Shirley Saunooke.
Sue is survived by her children, Bruce Adams (Jan), Keith Adams (Pam), Sherry Adams (Dave Haylett), brothers, Tom Saunooke (Joy), Mike Saunooke; cousins Edna Goshron and Charlie Saunooke; sisters-in-law Irene Umburger, Betty Allen, and Francis Banks; grandchildren Brian, Joshua, Laura, Colie, Stephen, Hannah, Cicely, Joel, and Nick; great grandchildren Jordan, Parker, Emma, Ella, Maddie, and Brody; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Thursday July 13, 2017 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Oteen Baptist Church with a Celebration of Life service immediately following with Rev. James Lamb officiating.
Burial will be in Sky View Memorial Park.