Edwards, Donna (Gail) McMahan (2008)

Obituary of Donna (Gail) McMahan Edwards ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Mrs. Donna (Gail) McMahan Edwards, age 64 of Marion passed away on Tuesday September 23, 2008 at her residence.  A native of McDowell County, Donna was born on August 16, 1944 to the late Robert McMahan and Hassie Shuford McMahan.  She was a member of Pleasant Gardens Baptist Church and was retired from the Marion Police Department following 24 years of service.  Donna loved, and was loved by everyone who knew her.  She will be missed. The Marion Police Department will serve as Honor Guards and pallbearers.  A brother Kenneth Lee McMahan preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband of over 45 years, Howard Glenn Edwards; a son Christopher Joel Edwards of Marion; a sister Oleta Edwards of Marion; three special grandchildren, David Ellison, Christina Carter and Rebecca Blue; and four special great grandchildren, Cameron Ellison, Adriana Blizzard, Terri Blue and Elizabeth Blue.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday September 25, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at Pleasant Gardens Baptist Church with Revs. Jerry Allen and Harold Webb officiating.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.  Burial will be in Liberty Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.  Flowers are acceptable and appreciated.  Those desiring to make a memorial contribution are encouragedto consider Pleasant Gardens Baptist Church at 214 PG Baptist Church Rd. Marion, NC 28752 or to Liberty Freewill Baptist Church at 4089 US Hwy 70 West Marion NC 28752. An online register is available under OBITUARIES at

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday September 24, 2008 Volume 14 # 38

Davis, Carolyn Dianne McMahan (2008)

Obituary of Carolyn Dianne McMahan Davis ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Carolyn Dianne McMahan Davis of Marion passed away Saturday August 30, 2008 at The McDowell Hospital.  She was born in McDowell County to the late Robert Donald McMahan and Patricia Ann Godfrey.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her mother-in-law Patricia Davis.

She is survived by her husband Keith Davis; 2 sons, Cody Ivers of Glenwood and Todd Ollis of Marion; 1 daughter Heather Conner and husband Jeremy of Marion; father-in-law Jerry Davis; an uncle Joe McMahan; 4 sisters, Rita McKinney, Donnna Sue McMahan, Jennifer Crouch, and Dawn McMahan; 2 brothers, Eric and Jimmy Heffernan; and sister-in-law Tracy Guice.

A Memorial service was held by the family on Thursday at Mountain Creek Independent Baptist Church at 4:00 PM with Rev. Billy Conner and Rev. Donald Honeycutt offciating.  The family received friends from 3:00 to 4:00 at the church.

Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family.

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday September 10, 2008 Volume 14 #36