Katherine McMahan

Hamilton County

Katherine Christian McMahan, 60, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2012, in a local hospital.A native of Tupelo, Miss.,, she was a long-time resident of Chattanooga.Katherine was born Aug. 6, 1952 to Rev. J.C. and Harriet Scarbrough Christian. She was retired after serving as an educator and divorce and family mediator.Katherine was preceded in death by her parents.Survivors include a daughter, Melissa McMahan, of Chattanooga; a son, Johnny McMahan, of Tampa, Fla.; sisters, Connie C. (Robert) Marion, of Tupelo, Miss., and Martha (David) Nagle, of Signal Mountain; brother, Jeff Christian, of Covington, La.; nieces, Jenna Lawhorn, Megan Christian and Emily Nagle; nephews, Chip Lawhorn, Preston Christian, Brad Nagle and Lee Nagle; lifelong friends, Machelle (Robert) and Grace Pitcock.The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the North Chapel.A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at First-Centenary United Methodist Church with Dr. Mark Gooden officiating.Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 2115 Chapman Road, Chattanooga TN 37421; Shriners Hospitals, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607; or to Tennessee Donor Services, 1600 Hayes St. #300, Nashville, TN 37203.Please share your thoughts and condolences at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.Arrangements by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

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