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Elmer “Odell” McMahan, 86, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, August 1, 2018, from Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. A native of Davidson County, he was born June 22, 1932, the son of the late Elmer Leon McMahan and Nona Jane Myers McMahan. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Amy, a brother, Myers, and two grandsons.
Odell was a graduate of Reeds High School, Class of 1950. He served his country in the United States Navy and retired as a machine operator with R.J. Reynolds after 20 years of service. He was a member of Currytown Baptist Church.
His memory will be cherished by his wife of 64 years, Iva Perrell McMahan; one son, Christopher Odell McMahan (Lisa) of Lexington; three daughters: Patrina Mallard (David) and Mina Furr (Sparky), both of Lexington, and Penny Kavanaugh (Barry) of West End; two sisters, Jane Sink (Leroy) of Salisbury and Joyce Hanes of Lexington; and eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Friday, August 3, at Currytown Baptist Church. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at the church at 11:00 AM Saturday with the pastor, Dr. Michael McDaniel, officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hill Memorial Park with military honors provided by the Davidson County Honor Guard.
Memorials may be directed to Currytown Baptist Church, 7740 North NC Hwy 150, Lexington, NC 27295.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davie Burial & Cremation Service of Lexington. Online condolences may be posted at www.daviefunerallexington.com.