Cora Tyree Adams, daughter of the late William Riley Tyree and Martha Adams Tyree, was born in Letcher
County, Kentucky on April 2nd, 1910. She entered eternal life on Wednesday, December 31st, 2003 at Letcher
Manor Nursing Home, being 93 years, 8 months and 29 days of age at the time of her passing.
Cora joined the Little Colley Old Regular Baptist Church on the 4th Sunday in January, 1955, and she was
baptized on the 4th Sunday in February. Later she moved her membership to the Mt. Olivet Church at Blackey
and was a member there at the time of her death.
Cora was married to the late Virgil Adams and to this union was born eight children. She is survived by two sons;
Virgil Ray and Tandy, four daughters; Georgia Amburgey, Vada Blair, Verna Collins and Martha Sue Blair, and
one brother; Clifford Tyree. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and a host of
great-great-grandchildren along with a host of relatives and friends to mourn her passing. Besides her husband,
Virgil, Cora was preceded in death by one daughter; Joyce Ann Adams, one son; Kenneth Adams, and one
grandson; Wilbur Amburgey.
You meant more to me
Than you will ever know.
Even though sometimes
My love didn’t show.
I didn’t come visit
As much as I should.
If I could do it over
I surely would.
Your bones were so brittle
Your body so thin.
If I had one wish
It would be to hug you again.
I really would have liked
To have told you good-bye.
But you flew away with the Angels
And took us all by surprise.
You looked so peaceful
Lying there in your bed.
As we tried waking you
I prayed, “please don’t be dead”.
I miss you so bad
Each hour of the day.
Since you left this life
Bound for Heaven in May.
I hope you understand
The true power of my love.
As you watch me write this to you
From Heaven up above.
Written by Cora’s loving family.