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Annie Lorene McLaughlin Adams
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Birth: Aug. 1, 1914
Yantis
Wood County
Texas, USA
Death: May 6, 2015
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA

Annie Lorene (McLaughlin) Adams passed away Wednesday May 6, 2015 in Dallas, Texas at 10:26 AM at the age of 100 years 9 months and 6 days. Lorene affectionely known as "Granny" was the daughter of James Lewis McLaughlin born in 1885 in Indian Territory and died in 1937 in Sulphur Springs, Texas and Killie Melinda (Penny) McLaughlin born in 1897 in Tennessee and died in 1916 in Yantis, Texas. Lorene's paternal grandparents were John Wesley McLaughlin born in 1849 and died in 1929 in Hopkins County, Texas and Sarah Elizabeth (Crane) McLaughlin born in 1854 and died in 1926 in Yantis, Texas. Lorene's maternal grandparents were James Thomas Penny born in 1865 in Tennessee and died in 1920 in Hopkins County, Texas and Jane (Hall) Penny born in 1871 in Tennessee and died in 1933 near Lone Oak, Texas.

Lorene was born August 1, 1914 in Yantis, Texas the same day and place as her cousin Mamie Leona (McLaughlin) Pritchett who survived her in death. Mamie was more of a sister even though a paternal first cousin. They were very close and knew each other for over one hundred years. Lorene was preceeded 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 married on September 21, 1940 in Rockwall, Texas 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.

Lorene survived the Spanish flu that killed her maternal grandfather after World War I, the Dust Bowl, the Great Depression and the 1957 Dallas Tornado. She had a good Christian influence from her mother-in-law and was baptized in a pond in Irving, Texas with her husband Alva Leo Adams in October 1942. She was the best cook in the family, resulting in excellent nutrition. She loved cooking fresh vegetables preferably from her big garden in Rains County, Texas; having a wealth of knowledge of horticulture and calling plants and trees by name. She was always hospitable and as a practice, prayed before eating. She had a remarkable memory for dates and keeping up with anniversaries, etc. It is of interest that she never learned to drive an automobile. Regarding all who knew her were the acts of compassion, selflessness, integrity, and courage, she will live on in the hearts of her family and many. It gave Lorene much comfort and joy in the last years and months of her life, in the vale of years, to know that two of her great-granddaughters and one of her great-great-granddaughters were named after her. Another great-granddaughter had a derivative of her name. Many tears were shed at her funeral because she did so many loving acts for her family and those she came in contact with. She truly loved God and all.

Here are the descendants of Lorene Adams that survived her at the time of her passing, 4 children, 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren:

I. 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 his wife Deanna Joyce (Adams) Vail, seven sons were conceived, 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 that 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.

II. 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.

III. Barbara Dean Adams married Terry Lee Potter an identical twin born 1946 in 1966 and 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.

IV. Margaret Claudia (Adams) Zollicoffer married Jimmy Ray Zollicoffer born 1943 in 1966 and have the following children: 1.) Jeana Denise (Zollicoffer) Morales 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) Eckstrom born 1968 mother of Lauren Renée and Megan Nicole Province identical twins both born in 1999, also Aubra Eckstrom and Mason Eckstrom, children of Mark husband of Julie Eckstrom, 3.) Eliza Alane Zollicoffer born 1979 and 4.) William Oscar Zollicoffer born 1981.

Eulogy : Roy McComas
Officiated by : Dwight Forté
Closing Prayer : Russel Douglas

Pallbearers : Michael Brent Adams, Terry Richard Potter, Terry Stephen Potter, Daniel Marc Vail, Derek Maai Vail and Douglas Micah Vail

"Granny" breathed her last breath and died at a good old age, old and satisfied. Her strength finally failed her on a life well lived. It was her 'vale of life' that remained centered on her friendship with her Maker. We await to see Lorene in the resurrection for the entire future. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Lewis McLaughlin (1885 - 1937)
  Killie Melinda Penny McLaughlin (1897 - 1916)
 
 Spouse:
  Alva Leo Adams (1911 - 1999)
 
 Children:
  Deanna Joyce Adams Vail (1941 - ____)*
 
 Siblings:
  Annie Lorene McLaughlin Adams (1914 - 2015)
  Infant Son McLaughlin (1916 - 1916)*
  Dell Ray McLaughlin (1918 - 1987)**
  Travis McLaughlin (1920 - 1968)**
  Robert Lewis McLaughlin (1921 - 1993)**
  Buford McLaughlin (1925 - 1943)**
  Leon McLaughlin (1926 - 1995)**
  Ima Jean McLaughlin Scroggins (1932 - 1991)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: Rose Garden
 
Burial:
Restland Memorial Park
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: Rose Garden, Lot 72, Space 7
 
Created by: Douglas Micah Vail
Record added: May 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90880128
Annie Lorene <i>McLaughlin</i> Adams
Added by: Douglas Micah Vail
 
Annie Lorene <i>McLaughlin</i> Adams
Added by: Douglas Micah Vail
 
Annie Lorene <i>McLaughlin</i> Adams
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