Lucia Adams

Lucia Adams, 85, died at her home in Cashiers on Feb. 2, 2019.

Born March 25, 1933 in Wilmington, Delaware, she was the daughter of David S. Foster and Mary Jeannette Johnson, both of whom who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her brother, David S. Foster, and her sister, Mary C. “Mimi” Haskell.

She is survived by her brother, O. Wells Foster; her husband of 55 years, Jim Adams; and five children, Scott Adams and wife Beth, Tommy Adams and wife Kendall, Wendy Steck and husband Fred, Andy Adams, and stepson Chip Adams and wife Heather. She also has 11 grandchildren, all who adored her.

She was raised in Wilmington, Delaware and was an accomplished equestrian growing up.

She met and married Jim Adams and lived in Montgomery Alabama, Cold Spring Harbor, New York and Waterbury, Connecticut while her husband was a headmaster.

They retired to Cashiers in 1994, except Lucia Adams didn’t understand the word “retirement” and she worked at the High Hampton Inn until last year.

She loved the Cashiers community and was beloved by all who interacted with her. She had a quick wit and loved to laugh. She was mother and grandmother to many whether you were related to her or not.

A celebration of her life is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Church of the Good Shepherd in Cashiers. It will be followed by a reception.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to Church of the Good Shepherd Outreach, P.O. Box 32, Cashiers, NC 28717.

An online registry is available at:

Appalachian Funeral Services is serving the family.


Clyde McCall

Crossroads Chronicle

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1040
94 U.S. Highway 64 West, Suite 1 (Shoppes on the Green)
Cashiers, NC 28717
Phone: 828-743-5101
Fax: 828-743-4173