OLD FORT

Doris McMahan Souther, 76, of Old Fort, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Souther was born in Buncombe County to the late Claude Grover McMahan and Ruth Jones McMahan. Mrs. Souther was a 1959 graduate of Biltmore High School. She was retired after 32 years from Kearfott Guidance and Navigation Corporation.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Portwood Souther; one granddaughter, Kristin Tipton; two brothers; Robert McMahan, Ralph McMahan; and one sister, Patsy Hulse

Surviving Mrs. Souther are her daughters, Lisa Souther Tipton and husband, Brad of Marion and Cindy Souther Greene of Old Fort; one sister, Shirley Orr and husband, Frank of Asheville; eight grandchildren, Natasha Freshour, Brittany Freshour, Russell Freshour Jr., Lindsay Greene, Kayla Greene, Ralph Greene III, Bradley Tipton Jr. and Chastity Tipton; and eight great-grandchildren, Gabriel Freshour, Legend Freshour, Oakley Keaton, Zane Greene, Julianna Nunez, Samuel Hollifield, Landon Tipton and Laurel Tipton.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m., at Kirksey Funeral Home Chapel in Marion, with the Rev. Carroll Miller officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow the service at McDowell Memorial Park in Marion.

Kirksey Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Souther family with arrangements.

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