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Elizabeth Louise Vann

October 20, 1928October 10, 2021
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ELIZABETH LOUISE MCCLOUD VANN

Elizabeth Louise McCloud Vann, age 92, of Texarkana, Texas went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 10, 2021. Another one of our “greatest generation”, as Tom Brokaw called them, has passed on to Heaven.

Louise was born October 20, 1928, in Bogata, Tx. to Travis and Maggie Solomon. She grew up on the cotton farm during the depression. In high school she was dating Hartley McCloud when he was drafted into the Army. He fought in WWII until he was shot in Bitche, France. After recovering from his injuries Hartley returned home and later they married. They moved to Texarkana to raise their two sons, Scott and Keith, and made a wonderful life together until his passing in 1986. Louise traveled a lot during this time period including trips with her Golden Girls and church groups all over the world. Later she met and married Bill Vann, who was also a veteran who had served in the Navy during the Korean War. They enjoyed camping in his trailer, gardening together, and attending church until his passing in 2006.

Louise was a retired secretary from TISD schools. She was a Christian and most recently a member of First Baptist Redwater. She kept her sons in church when they were young and for that they are eternally grateful. She had also been a Cub Scout den leader, 4H leader, and active in THEOS. She loved her grandchildren, and they called her Weezie. They had great times playing in her big house and swimming in her pool. Louise was preceded in death by her parents and her two husbands, and one brother Doyle Solomon. Louise is survived by two sons and daughter in laws, Scott and Lisa McCloud of Shreveport and Keith and Loretta McCloud of Wake Village; four grandchildren- Allison Cooke and husband Joel, Mason McCloud and wife Nikki; Ryan McCloud, and Jacob McCloud and wife Jenny; and one great grandson, Samuel McCloud, along with nephews and other relatives and friends.

The family would like to especially thank Cornerstone and Bunch Woodview for their years of providing for Louise, and Dierksen Hospice. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Redwater First Baptist Church building fund.

Visitation will be October 13 from 5:30-7 at East Funeral Home on Moores Lane.

Services will be at 10 am on Thursday October 14 at East Funeral Home on Moores Lane with Mike Powell officiating, with burial in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Condolences may be left at www.eastfuneralhomes.com

Services

  • Family Visitation

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

  • Chapel Funeral Service

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

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Judy Hicks

October 17, 2021

Don and I were so sorry to hear of Mrs Vann’s passing. She was one of the finest Christian ladies ever. We enjoyed our times of visitation and being able to take her to church. I know she will be missed but we will see her again. A Golden Girl, she was for sure. Love and Condolences to her sons and families. Don & Judy Hicks

Jennifer Harland

October 13, 2021

Scott,

So very sorry to hear of your loss. Many fond memories of you sharing stories of your growing up days in Texarkana, your parents home in Redwater and meeting Weezie!

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Miss you!

Your friend,

Jennifer Harland

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