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Angelle Penn Adams
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Birth: Oct. 20, 1905
Greenwood (Greenwood County)
Greenwood County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 3, 2004
Greenwood (Greenwood County)
Greenwood County
South Carolina, USA

Angelle Penn Adams, wife of L.B. Adams, was the daughter of J. Chris and Mary (Coleman) Penn. She was a graduate of Greenwood High School and attended Lander College. Mrs. Adams was co-founder of the Railroad Historical Center along with her husband and Charles H. Herndon Jr. and served as chairman of the board after the death of her husband in 1986. Mrs. Adams was dedicated to Lander University and the beautification of its campus and served on Lander's board of trustees. She was a past president of the Edgewood Cemetery Association. A member and loyal supporter of the Greenwood First Baptist Church, she was also a member of the Greenwood County Historical Society, the Lotus Garden Club and a founding member of l'Alliance Francais. In June 1990, Mrs. Adams received the Greenwood Rotary Club Community Service Award and in October 1994, she was awarded the Order of the Palmetto. In April 2003 she was given the Governor's Award for Historic Preservation. She was survived by a son, L.B. Adams, Jr. and his wife Margaret (Peggy) Adams of Greenwood; sisters, Christine Penn Henderson, Virginia Penn Johnson and Rebecca Penn Wilburn, all of Greenwood; grandchildren, Margaret Adams Conrad of Chapel Hill, N.C., L.B. (Bluford) Adams III of Iowa City, Iowa, D. Welborn Adams of Greenwood and Courtney Adams Christensen of Charlotte, N.C.; and 12 great-grandchildren; also her special friend and companion, Vera Lewis. Mrs. Adams was predeceased by a sister, Gertrude Penn Brabham. Burial was in Edgewood Cemetery, Greenwood. Blyth Funeral Home was in charge. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Christie Penn (1881 - 1971)
  Mary Coleman Penn (1883 - 1975)
 
 Spouse:
  Lafayette Bluford Adams (1897 - 1986)*
 
 Children:
  Angelle Penn Adams (1942 - 1943)*
 
 Siblings:
  Angelle Penn Adams (1905 - 2004)
  Gertrude Penn Brabham (1907 - 2002)*
  Christine Penn Henderson (1913 - 2009)*
  Virginia Penn Johnson (1918 - 2012)*
  Rebecca Penn Wilburn (1921 - 2008)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Edgewood Cemetery
Greenwood (Greenwood County)
Greenwood County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: sam sproles
Record added: Sep 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42369261
Angelle <i>Penn</i> Adams
Added by: Richard Adams
 
Angelle <i>Penn</i> Adams
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Added by: jim ravencraft
 
 
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In memory of Angelle Penn Adams and her effort in historical preservation.Preservation of the J.W. Sproles House at 723 Grace Street (in Greenwood, S.C.) and the Ridgewood Circle Neighborhood were largely due to the efforts of Mrs. Adams. Built in 1903-4...(Read more)
- sam sproles
 Added: Sep. 25, 2009
 
 
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