McMahan, Claude Phillip (2008)

Obituary of Claude Phillip McMahan ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Claude Phillip McMahan, age 69 of Marion died Friday October 17, 2008 at Memorial Mission Hospital. He was born August 2, 1939 in Yancey County, to the late Wilson McMahan and Arlie Smith McMahan. He was formerly employed by Dover Insulation, Inc. He was an avid fisherman, a loving father and grandfather and will be remembered as a friend and an inspiration to all.

He is survived by his companion Alice McAllister of the home and four children: Janet Owens, daughter and husband Steve of Glen Alpine, Revonda Thomason, daughter and husband Tom of Roxboro, Becky Duncan, daughter of Nebo and Phillip McMahan, son of Marion; one brother Harvey Wade McMahan and wife Jean of Marion; four grandchildren and one great grandchild; a niece Sandra Brown and three nephews Roger, Ronald, and Randy McMahan.

A memorial service was held on Tuesday October 21, 2008, at 11:00 AM in Westmoreland Chapel with Pastor Dennis Hensley and Pastor Rick Bishop officiating. The family received friends from 10:00-11:00 AM one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Alice McAllister 90 Rena Street Marion, NC 28752. An online register is available under OBITUARIES at

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday October 22, 2008 Volume 14 # 42