Carolyn Bates McMahan
March 5, 1936 - January 12, 2021
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Carolyn Bates McMahan, 84, beloved wife of the late Charles "Fred" McMahan, died Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Born in Spartanburg, SC, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Maggie Reinheart Bates. Carolyn was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and a member of the Frances Vaughn Sunday School Class, Ruth Circle and…

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Chuck Stovall left a message on January 17, 2021:
Mark,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She will be missed by many.
I can still see her and your dad cheering for us at our baseball games many years ago. Their support was a blessing to us all.
Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family!
Libby Wampole left a message on January 17, 2021:
Mark I am so sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing. I worked with her and we shared an office at GHS Home Health. We had so much fun. She loved all of you very much. I remember she was always planning what she and Michelle were going to do. She was a lovely lady. I was always kidding her that she never wore the same thing twice. She did her job and was liked by all. So sorry about Frank. I had no idea he had passed.
Libby Wampole
MARTHA Sue Garrett left a message on January 16, 2021:
Mark & Michelle (Shellybelly) you know I love you & loved your family, will never forget the wonderful times on Butternut Drive. Wish I could be there for you but I'm not able at this time. My thoughts & Prayers are with you. CAROLYN was a beautiful lady inside & out.
Debbie Rheaume left a message on January 16, 2021:
Carolyn, you will be missed. Rest in peace, sweet lady!
Jeanette L. Spees left a message on January 14, 2021:
Mark, just this past Monday evening I was thinking of your mom and wondering if she was still alive. Well, I have my answer. I am so sorry for you and your children and your grandchildren. She was the most wonderful lady. I have such fond memories of her. There is not a birthday I celebrate that I do not remember the cake she had Frank bring to me for my 17th birthday. She just knew how to make a person feel special, loved, and honored. I can remember her saying in her gentle, lilting voice when things were a little less than peaceful (i.e., your dad was having a fit about something or another in his Fred fashion) "Life's just a bowl of cherries." or "Well, Fred, I declare." Please take care of yourself and know that if I did not live in the midwest, I would be there on Saturday. Know that I am with you all in spirit. May the Lord bless you and keep you and make his face to shine upon you; may He give you peace.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Venice McCall left a message on January 14, 2021:
To Carolyn's Family,
I am so sorry about Carolyn's passing. She was such a joyful, loving friend. 
I will pray for each of you during this time of separation. God bless you.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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