Adrian Hembree Triplett

November 13, 1942 - February 10, 2011
Adrian Hembree Triplett


Adrian Hembree Triplett, 68, of Wilmington, NC, passed away Thursday, February 10, 2011 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice LifeCareCenter.

Adrian was born in Cleveland, TN, on November 13, 1942 to Edward & Josephine Hembree, both now deceased. Her brother Durant is also deceased. All of Adrian’s early schooling was received in Decatur, AL. She graduated from Decatur High School in 1960 and then attended the University of North Alabama for 3 years. In 1989 she obtained an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Wilmington, NC from Cape Fear Community College, in Mechanical Drafting and Design Technology.

Adrian worked at the Kennedy Space Center from 1963 to 1967, with a break in 1965 to 1966 working as a reporter for the Cocoa Tribune in Cocoa, FL. She worked various drafting jobs in Wilmington, NC and Raleigh, NC from 1969 to July 1995.

On August 27, 1966 Adrian married Wendell Triplett. She and her husband have two married daughters, Christie Triplett, married to Phillip Paradayco, and Dana Barrow, married to Ian Barrow.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Wilmington Funeral and Cremation.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • February 13, 2011
    Mary Virginia Hughes says:
    Adrian and her mother, Josephine, were two of the most wonderful people I ever knew. I miss them both and extend my deep condolences to their family.

  • February 12, 2011
    Dorcas says:
    Best friends are like stars, you can't always see them, but you know they are always there.

  • February 12, 2011
    Mel and Sue Lamble says:
    For all the many 6 a.m. breakfasts and the AutoCad "butterfly" memories! We'll miss you!

  • February 22, 2011
    Joan Lozier says:
    I was very fortunate to have met Adrian about 5 yrs. ago when her daughter Christie married my son Phil in Portland, OR; I got to see her almost every time I went down to Raleigh to visit Phil & Christie & she was always such a pleasure to be with; warm, sincere, comfortable, we shared some nice times. I will find it hard to be in Raleigh without seeing her again.

  • February 21, 2011
    Eleanor Lawrence Geiger says:
    Adrian Early, loyal, trustworthy friend, companion in laughter; Creative free spirit, appreciator of uniqueness; Wise and truthful observer; Totally unpretentious making it safe to be honest with who you were and who you were becoming; Explorer of Beyond Tradition; Walker with a swing but not a swagger; Beloved encourager ...never forgotten.