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Zoann McLaughlin Adams

October 27, 1946 — February 23, 2023

Siler City


Zoann McLaughlin Adams, 76, of Siler City, passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, February 23, 2023.

Mrs. Adams was born in Chatham County on October 27, 1946, the daughter of David Keith and Martha Elizabeth Ligon McLaughlin.

Zoann was of the Methodist faith. She was a past President of the Siler City Merchant Association, as well as a former Director of the North Carolina Arts Incubator. She was an avid reader, and traveler. Zoann worked as an Office Manager at Spence Building Supply for 20 years. She loved and cherished her family. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, DK McLaughlin.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Sam P. Adams, Jr.; daughter, Marti A. Canterbury and husband Steven of Newton; grandchildren, James Robert Canterbury, and Jesse Adams Canterbury; brother, Tom T. McLaughlin and wife Cynde of Greensboro; brother in law, James Adams and wife Jean of Siler City; sister in law, Peggy Davis of Asheville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the NC Arts Incubator, 223 N. Chatham Ave., Siler City, NC 27344.

No services are planned at this time.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Adams family.

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