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Fred Russel Adams

Fred Russel Adams of Lakeside was born September 5, 1919, and entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 12, 2016. He was married for 67 years to Mary Louise Van Tassel (1924-2009).

He pastored the First Church of God in Fallbrook for 40 years. The final 12 years of his ministry there he also directed a housing ministry and food and clothing distribution programs. Fred also taught in Temecula public schools.

Fred is survived by eight children: Joan Adams of Santa Clarita; David Adams of Lafayette, Ind .; Ruth Franco of Menifee; Lydia Lucero of Aguanga; Mary Jeane Chappell of Lakeside; Stephen Adams of Mountain Home, Ark .; Judy Nolt of Indian Head, Penn., and Mark Adams of Duncan, Okla. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held July 16, 2016 at the El Cajon Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in August at Hurricane Cemetery in Illinois. Additional details are available at


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