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“John and Christie and Charlotte and family you all are in my thoughts and prayers! I loved Frank and he was such a good man! I always enjoyed my...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Shonda Bright - Bostic, NC

“John and family, I am so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. Frank was part of a great generation of funeral directors we all admire. I send along...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: F. K. McFarland - Tryon, NC

“Ms Charlotte & John please accept my sincerest sympathy in your loss. From my childhood through adult hood Mr. Frank always had a smile for me, a...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Grace Flack - Mooresboro, NC

“I have admired Mr. Frank McMahan since I was a young man, and got to know him better during more recent years when I was a fellow member of the...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Doug Huntley - Laurinburg, NC

“We were so sorry to hear about Frank. Our prayers go to the whole family and especially Charlotte and John. We know what a loss it is for you and...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Steve and Beverly Martin - NC

“Charlotte my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. Both Frank and Clayton were dear friends of the Wilkins...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Ann Wilkins - Charlotte, NC

“I AM SORRY ABOUT YOUR LOVE ONE .AND YOUR LOSS . WE LOVE YOU CHARLOTTE . LOVE ALWAYS ,LAURA ,BETTY , JOHN , STARNES, AND DANIEL CRAIG SAY SORRY TO...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: LAURA STARNES - RUTHERFORDTON, NC

“Charlotte, I am so sorry for your loss. I will be keeping you and the family in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Cynthia Spratt-Holland ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: Cynthia Spratt-Holland - Chesnee, SC

“Charlotte, John and family, please know that we are thinking of you all and wish you well during your time of sorrow. Frank was such a special man...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Alice McMahan Walker and Family - NC

“John, your Dad was so well liked by so many people over the years. Steve had the utmost respect for him. He truly enjoyed those 12 or so years...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Carolyn Mayse - Kingsport, TN

“Frank was a true character, and we shared many laughs over the years. He will be missed by many in his profession and those he touched with his...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Kent Dorsey - Bostic, NC

“Our sincerest condolences are sent to you and if you need anything let us know. The Staff of Crowe's Mortuary ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: Brent Hardin

“we were certainly saddened to hear of Mr. McMahan's passing. our friendship goes back so many years to when Donald and I worked at dear ol'...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: bob & aileen smith reilly - NC

“To the entire McMahan family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. With deepest Christian sympathy, Steve and Lyn...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service - NC

“Every year at about this time, Frank McMahan would call me at the Rutherford County News and later at the Daily Courier to remind me of the party of...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Jean Gordon - Forest City, NC

“Charlotte, John and family,I extend my sincerest sympathy to each of you during this time. Frank was as fine a fellow as I have ever known and his...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Shane Earley/Padgett and King Mortuary - NC

“John, Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your mom and whole family. Frank was a great man! The Thompson Family ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Harold, Christine, Bill , Chris and the Thompson Family - NC

“Miss Charlotte, We are thinking of you and your family. May God give you peace. Love you. ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Bennett Evans - Spindale, NC

“John..so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear daddy. Frank was so caring to all he served. May you and your family know that God is with you at...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Rhonda Gordon Williams - friend

“Frank was a very caring man he was loved and respected by many people.Steve became part of the family when he started working for the McMahan's and...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Kathy Jones - Rutherfordton, NC

“Our prayers are with your family! The Staff of Harrelson Funeral Home ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: Lanny Funchess - Forest City, NC


Frank McMahan, age 92, of Rutherfordton, NC, died Monday, December 2, 2013, at Rutherford Regional Medical Center.

He was the son of the late James Lester McMahan and the late Pearl Geer McMahan. He was a native of Rutherford County. He was a U S Army Veteran of World War II serving in the Aleutians Islands of Alaska. Frank graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science, Nashville, TN. He became a Funeral Service Licensee with the State of North Carolina in 1948. He and his brother the late Clayton McMahan founded McMahan's Funeral Home Inc. in 1953 and he dedicated his entire working life to the funeral business. He was the former president and manager of the company. Frank was a member of the Rutherfordton Lions Club for over 50 years. He was preceded in death by one brother Clayton McMahan and three sisters; Mae Carroll, Gertrude McDaniel Feiler and Grace Baynard. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Rutherfordton.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years: Charlotte Spratt McMahan.
One Son:
John F. McMahan II and his wife Christie.
Three Grandchildren: John F. "Mackie" McMahan III, Jesse Elizabeth McMahan and Lydia Ramona McMahan. One brother-in-law Donald M. Spratt and one sister-in-law Margaret Wray McMahan. One nephew Jerry McDaniel and three nieces; Susan Baynard Parton, Rose Ann Beason and Madeline Orr.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at McMahan's. The Funeral Service will be at McMahan's Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 AM, Thursday, December 5, 2013 with Rev. Tim Marsh, Rev. Clifford Bradshaw and Rev. Dean Baughn officiating. Interment will be at Rutherfordton City Cemetery with Rev. Allen Marsh officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund; P O Box 839; Rutherfordton, NC 28139. Guest register at www.mcmahansfuneralhome.com. McMahan's Funeral Home & Cremation Services in charge of arrangements.