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Annie Adams

August 01, 1914 - May 06, 2015

Annie Lorene (McLaughlin) Adams passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Dallas at 10:26 a.m. at the age of 100.
Lorene, affectionately known as “Granny,” was the daughter of James Lewis McLaughlin 1885-1937 and Killie Melinda (Penny) McLaughlin 1897-1916. She was born Aug. 1, 1914, in Yantis the same day and place as her cousin Mamie who survived her in death.
Lorene was preceded in death by a full-blood baby brother who was born and died in 1916 and six half brothers and one half sister, namely Dell Ray McLaughlin 1918-1987, Travis McLaughlin 1920-1968, Robert Lewis McLaughlin 1921-1993, Buford McLaughlin 1922-1943, Leon McLaughlin 1926-1995, Lester D. McLaughlin 1929-1991 and Ima Jean McLaughlin 1932-1991, the only sibling of Lorene known to have children, namely Martha Nell Lovelady 1950-2009, Caroline, Donald, Lola, Robert and Lonnie Jean Scroggins born 1970, mother of Justin Brown born 2000, and Dale born 2013. Lorene was married on Sept. 21, 1940, in Rockwall to Alva Leo Adams (1911-1999) the son of Charles Columbus Adams 1875-1959 and Georgia Modena (Wafer) 1878-1957. Four children were born to Lorene and Leo Adams, Deanna Joyce (Adams) Vail born 1941, Jerry Wayne Adams born 1943, Barbara Dean (Adams) Potter born 1946, and Margaret Claudia (Adams) Zollicoffer born 1949.
Descendants of Lorene Adams at the time of her passing are four children, 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grand children:
Deanna married Dennis Michael Vail (1940-1998), the son of Courtney Ballard Vail 1911-1978 and Lois Pauline (Glover) Vail 1918-1995. His parents, “Bill” and “Polly” Vail had three sons. In the union of “Mike” Vail and wife Deanna Joyce (Adams) Vail, seven sons were conceived together, all born in Texas: David Michael Vail born 1961, Daniel Marc Vail born 1963, Donald Mathew Vail born 1965, Douglas Micah Vail born 1970, Dennison Moses Vail born 1973, a male infant who died at birth in 1975 and Derek Maai Vail born 1979. The grandchildren of “Mike” and Deanna Vail were all born in Texas starting with his second son “Danny” in the 20th century: 1.) Dustin Shelby Vail born 1986, 2.) Jerime Scott Vail born 1988, 3.) Tyler Joseph Vail born 1996; by his youngest son Derek: 4.) Samantha Jaylynn Vail born 1997; and by his middle son “Doug” in the 21st century: 5.) Joshua Micah Vail born 2005 6.) Jared Matthew Vail born 2007 and 7.) Valerie Lorene Vail born 2014.
Jerry Wayne Adams married Kaye (Williams) born 1950 in 1967 and have the following three sons, 1.) Jerry Scott Adams born 1968 who is father of Michael Blake Adams born 2005, 2.) Michael Brent Adams born 1970 father of Austin Hunter Adams born 1996 and 3.) Jason Eric Adams born 1975 father to Emma Lorraine Adams born 2006 and Isaac Alva Adams born 2010.
Barbara Dean Adams married Terry Lee Potter, a twin born 1946, in 1966 and they have the following children, 1.) Trescenda Marlene (Potter) Snow, 2.) Terry Stephen Potter father of Terry Richard Potter born 2002, Ainsley Lavender Potter born 2004 and Bethany Ann Potter born 2013, and 3.) Alisa Gabrielle (Potter) Brink.
Margaret Claudia (Adams) Zollicoffer married Jimmy Ray Zollicoffer born 1943 in 1966 and have the following children, 1.) Jeana Denise (Zollicoffer) born 1966, mother of Elyse Nicole (Hargrove) Banda born 1990, mother of Nevaeh Elyse Banda born 2008, Vicente Raul Banda born 2011 and Olivia Lorene Banda born 2014, 2.) Julie Anna (Zollicoffer) born 1968, mother of Lauren Renee Province and Megan Nicole Province, twins both born in 1999, 3.) Eliza Alane Zollicoffer born 1979 and 4.) William Oscar Zollicoffer born 1981.
We await to see Lorene in the resurrection for the entire future.
A graveside service was held at 2:30 p.m., May 8, at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.
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Published on May 18, 2015
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